British royal palace staff embark on rare protests against job cuts

ALSO READ: You’re wrong, no thugs in Edo Govt House, Osagie tells APC The PCS said royal staff faced “200 compulsory redundancies” and cuts to their pension contributions. It said union members employed at the castle by the Royal Collection Trust, part of the Royal Household, had staged a silent protest.

Transport Workers Union president: Members will face job cuts without coronavirus bailout

“We have a crushing situation right now for our transport sector workers, both on the airline industry side as well as the public transit side, and railroads, for that matter. So right now there’s … a stalemate in Washington, which is going to trigger tens of thousands of layoffs on October 1,” he said Wednesday on […]

Job cuts forecast as UK furlough program poised to end next month

Fairbairn said the program, which at its peak in May supported 9 million workers, had been a “lifesaver” for businesses but that more help was needed, highlighting that about a quarter of companies in retail, travel, hospitality and leisure were in danger of going bankrupt.

Job cuts, business loss, mounting debts lead to surge in calls of despair to suicide helpline

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death prompted 200 calls in a week The demise of 34-year-old actor Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14 also prompted a large number of people to call the helpline seeking counselling for depression. Valera said that in just a week following the actor’s death, they had received more than 200 calls seeking […]

Virgin Atlantic cuts another 1,150 jobs despite £1.2billion rescue plan approval

British Airways announced plans to cut around 12,000 members of staff. In addition, the airline wants to switch remaining workers onto lower paid contracts. Ryanair confirmed that up to 3,250 jobs could be slashed while staff face 20% pay cuts. TUI warned 8,000 jobs could go, which would amount to 30% of its entire workforce. easyJet announced plans to […]

True scale of Britain’s jobs bloodbath revealed: Thousands of firms planned more than 300,000 redundancies in June and July as coronavirus pandemic ravaged workplaces

‘It’s rapidly being defrauded more and more because employers are making furloughed people work and telling them they can’t say anything or they’ll lose their jobs. The scheme is open to fraud and abuse and it’s hard to check where the money is actually going.

Pizza Hut will shut 29 of its 240 UK restaurants in restructuring plans that puts 450 jobs at risk after suffering ‘significant disruption’ from pandemic

The scale of the Covid-19 jobs bloodbath has been laid bare as new research suggests more than half of medium-sized businesses are planning job cuts as the Government’s Job Retention Scheme comes to an end in October.

Marks & Spencer to cut 950 jobs in latest Covid-19 blow to high street

The cuts come at a torrid time for the British high street, with thousands of job losses announced this month. John Lewis and Boots reported 1,300 and 4,000 job losses respectively, including store closures, while companies including the Topshop owner Arcadia, furniture chain Harveys and menswear retailer TM Lewin have confirmed plans for thousands of […]

German car parts maker Schaeffler cuts 4,400 jobs

industrial supplier Schaeffler said Wednesday that it will cut 4,400 jobs due to the impact of the coronavirus on the automotive sector. The company said it will downsize capacity and close several factories to save around 300 million euros ($354.5 million) annually by 2023.The jobs cull will focus mainly on 12 locations in Germany and […]

German truck maker MAN to cut up to quarter of staff

Frankfurt am Main: German truck and bus manufacturer MAN said Friday it will cut up to one in four of its employees as it looks to make an “extensive restructuring”, with the coronavirus pandemic battering the industry.The Munich-based company said it would lay off as many as 9,500 jobs in Germany and Austria as it […]