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    Boeing cuts jobs as aviation sector views bleak future

    Boeing aircraft at the company’s Seattle plant Shutterstock Boeing is set to cut 30,000 workers as it continues to struggle with global costs while the coronavirus pandemic continues. The news came as the International Air Transport Association called for more concerted efforts from governments to protect the sector and Heathrow reported it was losing traffic […] More

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    Uber sued for ‘automated’ dismissals

    Photo: Proxima Studio / Shutterstock In the first legal challenge of its kind, former Uber drivers in the UK and Portugal are suing the taxi-hailing company for using an algorithm to sack them. On behalf of four ex-Uber drivers, the App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) has asked a court in Amsterdam to overrule Uber’s […] More

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    Services sector ‘overlooked’ in Brexit trade talks

    “Four and a half million jobs depend on this sector”   Baroness Donaghy. Photo: UK Government The needs of the UK’s £225bn professional services sector are being overlooked in the UK-EU trade talks according a sub-committee of the House of Lords. More than 4.6 million people – 13% of the workforce – are employed in […] More

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    Top 10 HR questions September 2020: Testing, Brexit and redundancy

    Shutterstock As the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rose in the last month, employers have been asking questions about testing for the virus. In September’s top ten FAQs, popular questions included those on whether employers can test their workforce and if they should disclose a colleague’s positive test result. Additionally, employers are turning their attention […] More

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    EU immigration: two fifths of firms won’t reallocate roles to Britons

    Lightspring / Shutterstock Nine out of 10 UK businesses believe the recruitment of EU nationals plays an important role in their UK operations, but despite potential losses of EU employees, two fifths of businesses do not plan on reallocating roles to Britons. According to a report released today by immigration law firm Fragomen, 41% of […] More