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    Disney to axe 32,000 jobs as theme parks reel from Covid

    Photo: Shutterstock About 32,000 jobs at Walt Disney are set to be axed by the end of March as the entertainment giant’s parks, resorts and cruise businesses continue to lose millions of dollars because of Covid-19. The company had already announced plans to cut about 28,000 jobs in September, a move that drew sharp criticism […] More

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    Covid crisis creating ‘permanent damage’ to wages

    Shutterstock The average worker’s annual pay packet by the middle of the decade is set to be £1,200 lower than predicted earlier this year, with the pandemic, Brexit and the lasting effects of the 2008 financial crisis culminating in an ‘unprecedented’ 15-year squeeze on living standards, a think tank has claimed. The Resolution Foundation’s analysis […] More

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    Iskratel releases its new single, universal home gateway to reduce operator costs

    Innbox U92 is the latest addition to Iskratel’s GPON and Mesh Wi-Fi Customer-Premises Equipment portfolio Kranj, Slovenia, 26 November 2020 – Iskratel, the leading European provider of sustainable broadband-access solutions, today launched its new Innbox U92, that provides a multi-gigabit experience over copper, fibre or mobile on a single home-networking device. The new device equips […] More

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    Mexican Mobile Operator Exis Telecom Launches on MDS Global-Powered VADSA Platform

    Warrington, United Kingdom, 26 November 2020: Exis Telecom, a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), will launch in Mexico in December 2020 using MDS Global’s VNOnDemand solution to power its business support systems. As well as connectivity, the new operator aims to provide its customers with a range of additional services, such as personal security […] More

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    Public sector pay freeze stokes union anger

    Shutterstock Unions have responded angrily to chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement of a pay freeze for swathes of public sector workers yesterday with Unison general secretary Dave Prentis saying: ‘This is austerity, plain and simple.’ Much of the criticism centred on the view that the public sector as a whole played its part in keeping the […] More

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    IBM to cut up to 10,000 jobs in Europe

    Photo: Shutterstock Multinational technology and consulting giant IBM is to cut about 10,000 jobs in Europe as it seeks to cut costs and restructure its business away from ‘slow growth’ elements. According to Bloomberg, the UK and Germany will be most affected, with cuts also planned in Poland, Slovakia, Italy and Belgium. The job cuts […] More

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    Creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace (webinar)

    The brutal killing of George Floyd by a US law enforcement officer has stirred the collective consciousness, bringing difficult and authentic conversations around race to the fore. The next step is action in the workplace to harness the increased awareness created by these conversations and embed a culture that fosters genuine diversity and inclusion. In […] More

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