News archive from 13 March 2013, page 9

Union set to endorse mail boycott

Industrial action by postal workers is set to come a step closer when union leaders are expected to endorse the threat of a mail boycott. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is raising concerns about the future of the postal service as private firms...

 

Pregnant staff face discrimination

Maternity discrimination is a growing problem in the workplace, with employers' attitudes "hardening" against pregnant women, according to new research. A charity said almost 10% of calls to an advice line related to maternity issues,...

 

Pregnant staff face discrimination

Maternity discrimination is a growing problem in the workplace, with employers' attitudes "hardening" against pregnant women, according to new research. A charity said almost 10% of calls to an advice line related to maternity issues,...

 

Pregnant staff face discrimination

Maternity discrimination is a growing problem in the workplace, with employers' attitudes "hardening" against pregnant women, according to new research. A charity said almost 10% of calls to an advice line related to maternity issues,...

 

Union set to endorse mail boycott

Industrial action by postal workers is set to come a step closer when union leaders are expected to endorse the threat of a mail boycott. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is raising concerns about the future of the postal service as private firms...

 

Public 'deceived' on tax avoidance

The Treasury has allowed voters to wrongly believe that a key anti-tax avoidance measure will force multinationals like Starbucks and Amazon to pay up, peers complained. A House of Lords committee said the general anti-abuse rule (Gaar) is a welcome...

 

Library book back 69 years overdue

An ESTONIAN has returned a library book 69 years late, blaming Second World War aerial bombing that damaged the library for the late return. Ivika Turkson of the Tallinn Central Library said that the man, in his mid-80s, returned the book – which was...

 

Pregnant staff face discrimination

Maternity discrimination is a growing problem in the workplace, with employers' attitudes "hardening" against pregnant women, according to new research. A charity said almost 10% of calls to an advice line related to maternity issues,...

 

Union set to endorse mail boycott

Industrial action by postal workers is set to come a step closer when union leaders are expected to endorse the threat of a mail boycott. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is raising concerns about the future of the postal service as private firms...

 
Interview: Jonathan Mills, EIF director

Interview: Jonathan Mills, EIF director

JONATHAN Mills has shrugged off criticism that his festival tenure has not been Scottish enough - as city councillors insisted they were unconcerned about the nationality of his successor. Mr Mills said he had largely enjoyed the “cut and thrust”...

 

Pregnant staff face discrimination

Maternity discrimination is a growing problem in the workplace, with employers' attitudes "hardening" against pregnant women, according to new research. A charity said almost 10% of calls to an advice line related to maternity issues,...

 

Beer festival set to measure up

Organisers of Pudsey Beer Festival have decided this is no time for half measures. Bosses of the Pudsey Civic Hall-based event have decided to ditch pints and half pints in favour of third and two-third measures, understood to be the first for any...

 

Questionmark over city film festival

UNCERTAINTY hangs over the staging of a popular film festival, after it ran into financial and administrative difficulties. Glimmer, the Hull International Short Film Festival, wasn’t held last year, and trustees say it could prove “quite challenging”...

 

Factory worker appeals for help

A FORMER machine operator suffering from a debilitating industrial disease is hoping old work colleagues can help with information about a factory where he believes he may have been exposed to asbestos. Richard Bold, 66, of Withernsea, was diagnosed...

 

Supermarket claims its plans won’t damage market town

More than 1,000 people have backed controversial plans for an Asda store in Wetherby ahead of a decision by councillors which is expected next month. As well as a 1,374-name petition, submitted by a PR firm on Asda’s behalf, large numbers of residents...

 


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