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US jobless claims below 1m for first time since March

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 28 million Americans remain on unemployment The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment has dipped below 1 million for the first time since March. About 963,000 people sought the benefits last week, down from nearly 1.2 million the week before, the Labor Department said. The figures have been subsiding since… Read more →

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Fiat offices raided over diesel emissions fraud claims

Image copyright Getty Images Authorities in Germany, Italy and Switzerland have raided the offices of car giant Fiat-Chrysler and truck maker CNH Industrial over claims some engines produced illegal levels of emissions. The action concerns alleged use of so-called “defeat devices” to mask vehicles’ diesel pollution output. Engines used by Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep, as well as CNH’s Iveco… Read more →

Boohoo action on exploitation claims ‘inadequate’

Image copyright Boohoo One of Boohoo’s largest shareholders is dumping stock in the fashion firm after it said the company had failed to address concerns about working conditions at a supplier in Leicester. Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) criticised Boohoo’s response to exploitation claims as “inadequate in scope, timeliness and gravity”. Allegations of poor pay and conditions at a factory emerged… Read more →

Boohoo dropped by Next, Asos and Zalando over exploitation claims

Image copyright Boohoo Three major online retailers have dropped fast fashion brand Boohoo over allegations of low pay and unsafe conditions at a supplier’s factories. Next dropped Boohoo clothes from its websites last week, while Asos and Zalando followed suit on Tuesday. This follows a Sunday Times report claiming workers at a Leicester factory were paid £3.50 an hour, while… Read more →

Boohoo vows to investigate exploitation claims

Image copyright Boohoo Fast fashion retailer Boohoo has said it will investigate one of its suppliers following reports that staff are earning less than the minimum wage amid unsafe working conditions. The Sunday Times reported that workers at Jaswal Fashions in Leicester could expect to be paid £3.50 an hour. It also saw little evidence of measures to stop the… Read more →

Coronavirus: UK car industry claims 1 in 6 jobs could be cut

Image copyright Getty Images The UK car industry’s trade body says one in six jobs are at risk of redundancy without help from the government in restarting production. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said emergency funding, permanent short-time working, business rate holidays, and VAT cuts are needed to stem the flow of job losses. Showrooms are reopening… Read more →