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July 19, 2018 5:44 PM Rudolf Maco cleared of keeping woman as slave in Dover

A Dover man has been acquitted of keeping a woman as a slave, making her work at a local restaurant and pocketing her wages. She also claimed she was groped as she performed menial chores without pay around the house. Now the Crown Prosecution Service has told the judge it wanted to drop the case against Rudolf Maco, 31, from London Road, Dover 4

July 9, 2018 8:20 AM Are you poor or do you just have kids?

STRUGGLING to make ends meet? You could be trapped by low wages, high rent and economic uncertainty, or you might just have kids. Your great-auntie Hilda has passed on and left you £1,000 in her will. How will you spend it? A) With that kind of money I can get a rusting second-hand 19-year-old Toyota Corrolla and I won’t have to get the bus any more. You’ve 12

June 30, 2018 5:35 PM ACTU slams penalty rate cuts

ACTU Secretary Sally McManus says the Turnbull government's second round of penalty rate cuts hits workers hard while tax handouts are delivered to big business. The penalty rate cuts that take effect from Sunday will particularly affect pharmacy staff, who will take a cut of more than $3200 a year. Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for workers 12

June 27, 2018 11:04 PM SA paper mill workers protest pay freeze

Workers at a paper mill south of Adelaide have begun a series of rolling strikes in anger over a four-year wage freeze and uncertainty over their jobs. Staff at the Kimberly Clark Australia mill in Millicent are protesting the long delay in negotiations for a new workplace agreement. "Negotiations have dragged on since 2014 with wages frozen the whole 8

June 13, 2018 6:40 AM Transfer balls: Arsenal agree deal with Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira

Arsenal have agreed to splurge £26.4m on Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira. The Gunners are working to secure the hard-working 22-year-old Uruguayan on a five-year deal. Torreira is in Russia for the World Cup with Uruguay. His agent is in Milan talking to Arsenal’s deal makers about wages, image rights and deals on a new right-hand drive car. Arsenal paid over the odds. They could 6

May 11, 2018 9:37 PM Number of middle‑aged renters doubles in ten years amid rise in property costs and stagnant wages

The number of middle-aged Britons still renting their homes from private landlords has doubled in the past decade. More than a quarter of those in their late thirties and early forties are now renting. But the number in the same age group with a mortgage fell from 60 per cent to less than 50 per cent between 2007 and 2017. The figures from the annual 8

May 11, 2018 2:00 AM MPs who are kicked out by voters should get an EXTRA £9,000 in wages on top of the redundancy cash they receive to help them adjust to leaving Parliament, watchdog says

MPs will keep getting paid for two months after a general election, under plans unveiled by the Commons watchdog today. Politicians who are defeated at the polls should be handed around £8,800 in return for winding up their offices. The money would be on top of the redundancy payments MPs are entitled to - and would have cost the taxpayer an extra £590,000 after 11

May 7, 2018 11:00 AM Air France stock sinks amid strikes and warning on future of flagship airline

Air France’s share price has dived after its chief executive quit and the French government warned that the country’s flagship carrier might collapse. It came as a new strike on Monday over wage demands prompted the cancellation of about 15% of Air France flights worldwide. The number of striking workers appears to be slightly declining as the airline 7

April 9, 2018 5:28 PM Revealed: How Peter Dutton tabled slashing immigration by 20,000 last YEAR

A plan to cut Australia's immigration by 20,000 was scuttled by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull despite likely public support. Peter Dutton proposed reducing the cap on annual permanent immigration from its record 190,000 to 170,000 to cabinet last year. The Immigration Minister was spurred on by widespread concern about the effects of mass new arrivals 7

April 5, 2018 7:36 AM Women paid 1990s wages ‘to make them feel younger’

Employers say the gender pay gap is actually a thoughtful gesture designed to make female staff feel more youthful and carefree. Chief executive Norman Steele said: “Ladies hate getting older and a low salary makes them feel they are still a junior employee embarking on the great adventure of life. “Most of our female staff are paid so little they probably 12