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Volkswagen to compensate workers over Brazil torture

image copyrightMAURICIO LIMA image captionA 2016 review found that Volkswagen agents informed on workers at the Sao Bernardo do Campo factory German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) says it will pay $6.4m (£5m) in compensation to former workers at a Brazilian factory who sued the company for collaborating with the country’s military during the 1964-1985 dictatorship. Workers and their families sued the… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Aviation workers protest at Belfast International

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Unite regional officer George Brash said aviation workers were “hugely frustrated” Aviation workers have held a demonstration at Belfast International Airport calling on Westminster and Stormont to help save jobs. The protestors were joined by three MPs – Paul Girvan and Sammy Wilson of the DUP and Alliance’s Stephen Farry. The Keep Northern Ireland… Read more →

British Gas workers told to sign new contracts or risk jobs

Image copyright Getty Images British Gas-owner Centrica has told thousands of staff to accept new working conditions, including no overtime pay, or risk their jobs. The firm said if employees don’t sign the contract, there will be a fresh wave of redundancies, although it insists that is a “last resort”. Centrica has already outlined 5,000 job cuts as customer numbers… Read more →