Debenhams axes 2,500 jobs: A third of staff made redundant since April

Debenhams axes another 2,500 jobs: Department store chain has made a third of its staff redundant since April By Tom Witherow For The Daily Mail Published: 22:01 BST, 11 August 2020 | Updated: 22:51 BST, 11 August 2020 Debenhams has axed 2,500 staff, taking its redundancies since April to 6,500 – a third of its … Read more Debenhams axes 2,500 jobs: A third of staff made redundant since April

Test and Trace staff have made FOUR calls since May

Thousands of call handlers hired for the NHS Test and Trace scheme are set to be sacked as the beleaguered scheme is ‘reconfigured’ because staff simply ‘do not have enough to do’, it emerged today.   Britons who fail to answer calls from the service may now face a knock on the door after staff only … Read more Test and Trace staff have made FOUR calls since May

Test and Trace staff have made FOUR calls since May

Thousands of call handlers hired for the NHS Test and Trace scheme are set to be sacked as the beleaguered scheme is ‘reconfigured’ because staff simply ‘do not have enough to do’, it emerged today.   Britons who fail to answer calls from the service may now face a knock on the door after staff only … Read more Test and Trace staff have made FOUR calls since May

Britain’s smallest retailers lay off more than 53,000 staff 

Hidden jobs crisis on the High Street: Redundancies by big-name retailers are just the tip of the iceberg as we reveal small shops have shed at least 53,000 staff By Tom Witherow For The Daily Mail Published: 21:51 BST, 10 August 2020 | Updated: 22:07 BST, 10 August 2020 Britain’s independent retailers have been forced … Read more Britain’s smallest retailers lay off more than 53,000 staff 

Thousands of NHS nurses and healthcare staff march through UK streets in protest over pay

Thousands of NHS workers are taking to the streets of the UK to protest against their exclusion from a recent public sector pay rise announcement. Anger is mounting as NHS workers were overlooked in the latest round of public sector pay rises – despite more than 500 NHS and social care staff dying from Covid-19. Unite, … Read more Thousands of NHS nurses and healthcare staff march through UK streets in protest over pay

Lachlan Murdoch fires back at James in memo to Fox staff in which he praises their news coverage

Lachlan Murdoch appears to have fired back at younger brother James in a memo to Fox staff Thursday in which he praised the network’s news coverage.   James, 47, quit the board of News Corp at the end of last month blaming ‘disagreements over certain editorial content published by the company’s news outlets’. On Thursday Lachlan, 48, who … Read more Lachlan Murdoch fires back at James in memo to Fox staff in which he praises their news coverage

Two thirds of NHS staff ‘lost their sense of taste or smell during coronavirus peak’

Two thirds of staff at one NHS hospital trust lost their sense of taste or smell during the peak of the coronavirus epidemic, study shows Almost two-thirds of staff said they suffered a loss or taste or smell in April  However that wasn’t an official Covid-19 symptom so they couldn’t get tested  Comes after nine … Read more Two thirds of NHS staff ‘lost their sense of taste or smell during coronavirus peak’

Wetherspoons set to cut 130 staff at its head office as Covid jobs bloodbath continues

Wetherspoon has written to its head office staff to say that nearly a third of them risk losing their jobs amid a round of cuts at the pub chain. The company said that 110 to 130 of the 417 roles in its head office could be axed as it scales back its expansion. Chief executive … Read more Wetherspoons set to cut 130 staff at its head office as Covid jobs bloodbath continues

WH Smith could axe 1,500 staff due to plunge in customers during pandemic

WH Smith is set to axe up to 1,500 jobs after a plunge in customers going into its stores during the coronavirus pandemic.  The high street retailer is the latest victim of Britain’s jobs bloodbath, with the number of workers facing redundancy as a result of the Covid crisis now above 100,000.  It comes as … Read more WH Smith could axe 1,500 staff due to plunge in customers during pandemic

The black train guard who overturned ban on non-white BR staff

The family of a train guard who overturned a ban on non-white staff at British Railways in the 1960s has said his contribution to UK race relations should be taught in schools. Asquith Xavier applied for a promotion that would see him move from Marylebone Station to Euston in 1966, a shift that would boost … Read more The black train guard who overturned ban on non-white BR staff