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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 →

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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 →

UK workers on payrolls fall by 612,000

Image copyright Getty Images The number of workers on UK payrolls dived more than 600,000 between March and May, official figures suggest. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the number of job vacancies in May had also fallen to a record low. The figures reflect the impact of around six weeks of lockdown in the UK, in which almost… Read more →

Which areas have the most furloughed workers?

Image copyright Getty Images The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was created less than three months ago, but has already grown into perhaps the most expensive intervention by a British government to support the jobs market. Just under nine million jobs are currently having their wages paid by the taxpayer through the pandemic shutdown, and for the first time, the HMRC… Read more →