Tag: staff

Coronavirus: Some NI employers getting staff back to the office

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption Belfast’s city streets were largely deserted at the height of the Covid-19 lockdown Some major employers in Northern Ireland are beginning to get office-based staff back into the workplace. Stormont’s advice remains that people should continue to work from home when they can. PwC, which has one of the largest offices in Belfast with space… Read more →

Coronavirus: More than half of furloughed staff ‘back at work’

Image copyright EPA More than half of the people furloughed during the pandemic are now back at work, a think tank has suggested. The Resolution Foundation said fewer than 4.5 million workers were currently furloughed, as employers begin contributions toward the scheme. It comes as some businesses face putting workers back on furlough after lockdown easing was halted in England.… Read more →

Selfridges: Staff cuts ‘toughest decision we’ve ever had to take’

Image copyright Reuters Upmarket department store chain Selfridges is cutting 450 staff after saying that the coronavirus outbreak has led to “the toughest year we have experienced in our recent history”. In a letter to staff, boss Anne Pitcher said it was “the toughest decision we have ever had to take”. The retailer has four stores – one each in… Read more →

Rolls-Royce: 3,000 staff explore voluntary redundancy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 1,500 job cuts are expected to be lost from the engine-maker’s headquarters in Derby More than 3,000 workers have expressed interest in voluntary redundancy at Rolls-Royce across its UK operations. The engine company announced plans in May to reduce 9,000 jobs across its global workforce. About 1,500 jobs are expected to be lost… Read more →

EasyJet plans to close bases and cut staff

Image copyright PA Media EasyJet says it has begun consultations on plans to close bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle. It follows an announcement by the airline that it may need to reduce staff numbers by up to a third because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Unite union said nearly 1,300 crew members faced losing their jobs. Pilots’ union Balpa… Read more →

British Airways’ treatment of staff ‘a disgrace’, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most BA aircraft have been grounded since the lockdown British Airways’ treatment of staff during the coronavirus crisis “is a national disgrace”, MPs have claimed. A Transport Select Committee report accuses the airline of a “calculated attempt to take advantage” of the pandemic by cutting thousands of jobs and downgrading terms and conditions. BA… Read more →