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April 13, 2018 6:21 AM 'Anglo Saxon' ad unacceptable, says Optus

Telecommunications giant Optus says it was "completely unacceptable" for an outlet on Sydney's affluent lower north shore to advertise for "Anglo Saxon" retail assistants. An ad posted on Seek on Thursday stated the Neutral Bay store was looking for a casual retail consultant and noted it would prefer "candidates who are Anglo Saxon". The ad, taken down on Friday

April 9, 2018 7:07 PM Schools 'to drop gathering nationality data'

Privacy campaigners say the Department for Education is to drop the controversial requirement for schools in England to collect data about pupils' nationality. The Against Borders for Children protest group had warned the information could be used to check on the immigration status of pupils. Campaigners hailed it as a "victory" after a boycott and legal 10

March 31, 2018 12:05 PM France: Workers strike at Carrefour markets over job cuts

PARIS (AP) - Workers at France's Carrefour supermarkets are striking to protest planned job cuts. The FO and CFDT labor unions said the strike on Saturday was causing disruptions at about 300 Carrefour markets across the country. Some of the chain's biggest stores were forced to close. The unions also are protesting a sharp drop in employees' profit-sharing 5

March 29, 2018 4:06 PM 1,000 GWH staff to be transferred to NHS-owned company this weekend

A THOUSAND staff from Great Western Hospital will be employed by a new company from this weekend. Letters were sent to nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists working for Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust earlier this month, telling them that they would be transferred to Wiltshire Health and Care LLP from April 1. The organisation 5

February 25, 2018 12:19 PM Sunday Show Round-Up: Customs Unions And Useful Idiots

All you need to know from the weekend in politics Keir Starmer made his party’s position very clear on the Andrew Marr Show - Labour is fully behind A Customs Union - and said it was approaching “crunch time” for Theresa May over the issue. The shadow Brexit secretary told the programme: “Obviously it’s the only way of realistically to get tariff free access 17

February 5, 2018 2:50 PM What was the NHS protest Trump referred to about and what did marchers want?

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of London on Saturday to call for more funding of the NHS. Health workers, activists and unions said the Government has not taken enough action to tackle the winter crisis. It came after the country's hospitals have bee inundated with patients as it struggles with its worse winter for some years. Two pressure 10

January 24, 2018 4:43 AM The Latest: Oregon approves new taxes for Medicaid costs

Oregon voters have approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies to address rising Medicaid costs. FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo. a sign in support of Oregon's Measure 101 is displayed by a homeowner along a roadside in Lake Oswego, Ore. The taxes before voters in the special election on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, are a short-term 6

December 19, 2017 10:14 PM Ryanair agrees to new rights for cabin crew after investigation reveals appalling working conditions endured by staff

Ryanair agreed to recognise cabin crew unions yesterday – hours after the Daily Mail revealed air stewards’ appalling working conditions. Cabin crew hailed the Mail’s exposé as bosses announced they would enter into discussions in the new year. The budget airline had refused to negotiate with unions and cabin crew contracts warned staff they could be sacked 11

December 16, 2017 2:24 PM Hollywood executives launch commission for sexual misconduct

Hollywood executives have launched a commission to combat sexual misconduct and inequality across the industry. The Commission On Sexual Harassment And Advancing Equality In The Workplace has been set-up following a meeting with Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy and other women in the industry. Chaired by lawyer Anita Hill, it is being founded and funded 12

December 15, 2017 11:59 AM Ryanair in union offer to avoid Christmas strikes

Ryanair has said it is prepared to recognise pilot unions as it seeks to avoid strike disruption over the Christmas period. Earlier this week, 79 Dublin-based Ryanair pilots had said they would strike for one day on 20 December. The airline was also facing action by pilots in Italy, Germany and Portugal. Ryanair has never recognised unions, but it said it would 13