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May 28, 2004

via Business Europe

The government is launching a major investigation into the impact of flexible working  ...full story

May 27, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

The bill would raise the hourly minimum in the state to $7.75. The Senate is expected to approve it  ...full story

May 27, 2004

via Telegraph

The true picture of the UK labour market became clear yesterday as it emerged that the vast majority of jobs created over the past three years have been in the public sector  ...full story

May 27, 2004

via Business Europe

Support for right-wing movements is much more likely to spring up in communities with poor employment conditions, a new pan-European report suggests  ...full story

May 27, 2004

via Business Europe

Most recruiters admit they feel nervous when interviewing job candidates, partly because they are wary of discriminating against potential employees  ...full story

May 27, 2004

via Forbes

Lost in much of the public debate about offshore outsourcing is the actual process of transferring business operations to a third-party company outside the U.S.  ...full story

May 25, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Boeing Co. on Monday said that more than 2,800 workers in California, Missouri and Maryland had accepted a three-year contract offer approved by their union last week  ...full story

May 25, 2004

via The New York Times

After a four-day, 13-state strike, SBC and the Communications Workers of America settled Tuesday on a tentative contract far more generous than the company previously said it could afford  ...full story

May 25, 2004

via Times Online

UNIQ, the puddings to sandwiches maker, is to cut 550 jobs in the UK as part of a £50 million restructuring programme that it hopes will trigger a return to profitability  ...full story

May 21, 2004

via The New York Times

Air Canada cleared a crucial obstacle in its restructuring on Thursday by reaching an agreement with the last of seven unions on wage concessions and other cost cuts  ...full story

May 21, 2004

via MSNBC

Ailing Japanese automaker to cut 11,000 jobs
  ...full story

May 21, 2004

via Business Europe

New laws protecting people from asbestos exposure could hit businesses, lawyers have warned  ...full story

May 21, 2004

via CNN Money

Union representing 100,000 workers begins 4-day walkout on stalemate over wages, health care  ...full story

May 21, 2004

via BBC

Transport Secretary Alistair Darling has called for talks to avert a threatened national railways strike  ...full story

May 20, 2004

via Financial Times

Continental Airlines, the fifth largest US carrier, is considering lay-offs and cuts in wages and pension benefits in the most drastic response yet by the struggling US aviation industry to the impact of the surging oil price  ...full story

May 20, 2004

via Business Europe

Businesses say they will fight "tooth and nail" to retain the UK's Working Time Directive (WTD) opt out, but unions are adamant that it must go  ...full story

May 20, 2004

via Telegraph

Around 7,000 railway workers have voted to strike in a dispute over pay and pensions, threatening the worst industrial action on the railways for a decade  ...full story

May 20, 2004

via The Washington Post

Workers asked for $800 Million   ...full story

May 19, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Air Canada executives were set to confer with Canadian Auto Workers officials Thursday in a last-ditch face-to-face bid to reach a deal with the insolvent airline's last holdout union that could save the carrier from bankruptcy, the CBC reported Wednesday night  ...full story

May 19, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

When George Heller sits down Wednesday with other international retail executives to give the nod to a framework for a global ethical sourcing pact, he will be capping three years of trying to stem sweatshop labour  ...full story

May 19, 2004

via Telegraph

The Government's Pensions Bill was attacked yesterday as MPs and industry experts said measures to improve funding by employers and to allow short-term workers to retain pension benefits would impose an unfair burden on businesses  ...full story

May 19, 2004

via The Chicago Sun-Times

Kellogg Co., which bought Elmhurst-based Keebler Foods in 2001, said Tuesday it planned to move the cookie and cracker business to Battle Creek, Mich., taking 300 jobs out of the western suburb  ...full story

May 17, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Air Canada failed to reach agreement with all its unions on additional cost cuts, missing a midnight deadline imposed by Deutsche Bank as a condition for financing aimed at lifting the airline out of bankruptcy  ...full story

May 17, 2004

via The Miami Herald

There are mountains of government regulations that businesses must meet and even more policies that firms need to convey to their staffs  ...full story

May 17, 2004

via Times Online

The supermarket chain Tesco is trying to eradicate bogus sick days taken by staff who would prefer to be at the seaside or watch the European football championships  ...full story

May 14, 2004

via Business Europe

Almost a third of employers anticipate that their skills requirements will change drastically over the next two years, according to research  ...full story

May 14, 2004

via Telegraph

Apprenticeships back in favour as industry struggles to plug a growing skills gap, writes Hilaire Gomer  ...full story

May 14, 2004

via Times Online

The Government has established a fund of £400 milliion to help the 60,000 workers who have lost pensions when their firms went bust, it was announced today  ...full story

May 14, 2004

via The Miami Herald

Siemens employees, working five more hours, gave up their 35-hour week to keep their jobs from heading to Hungary  ...full story

May 13, 2004

via Business Europe

Bullying in the workplace can result in lower productivity, high absenteeism and staff turnover, low morale, poor health, damaged company reputation and costly legal claims; Alison Wallace looks at the issues  ...full story

May 12, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Gap Inc., released a sweeping report on its monitoring and enforcement of labour standards among its global suppliers, a move that activists hope will force other U.S. and Canadian retailers to step up their own efforts  ...full story

May 12, 2004

via Telegraph

White collar transport union TSSA is believed to be taking legal advice over a Network Rail decision to effectively ban engineers it has recently made redundant from working in the industry for two years  ...full story

May 12, 2004

via The New York Times

nion leaders, academics and community activists plan to hold an unusual meeting in Washington today to begin mapping out a strategy to check Wal-Mart's growing power and to press the company to improve its wages and benefits  ...full story

May 12, 2004

via BBC News

US trade union body AFL-CIO, a fierce critic of labour conditions in China, has accepted an invitation to visit the country's factories  ...full story

May 11, 2004

via Washington Post

Defense spending pumps new life into small or dying towns  ...full story

May 11, 2004

via BBC

Clear information about company pensions should be included in job adverts as part of a drive to tackle the pensions "crisis", the TUC says  ...full story

May 11, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

MCI plans to eliminate 7,500 jobs this year -- about 15 percent of its work force -- to cut costs as it struggles with weak revenues that resulted in a quarterly loss of $388 million  ...full story

May 10, 2004

via Los Angeles Times

The pact would end a three-week walkout, which has cost the Italian automaker tens of thousands of vehicles  ...full story

May 10, 2004

via BBC

Measures to help safeguard workers' pensions if their company collapses have come into force  ...full story

May 9, 2004

via The New York Times

Over all, according to a recent survey by Hewitt Associates, the consulting group, wages in the country's major outsourcing sectors have been rising by close to 15 percent a year  ...full story

May 7, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Employers added 288,000 jobs to their payrolls in April as the nation's unemployment rate slipped to 5.6 percent, reinforcing hopes for a sustained turnaround in the jobs market that had lagged for so long  ...full story

May 6, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Americans are anxious about outsourcing, yet their spending seems to support the practice  ...full story

May 5, 2004

via The New York Times

Italy's industry minister warned on Tuesday that Alitalia, the country's flagship airline and a national icon, would be forced into liquidation if its unions did not agree to a plan to cut 3,300 jobs, 15 percent of the work force  ...full story

May 4, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

With a Friday strike deadline looming, SBC Communications Inc., and the union for 100,000 of the telephone company's workers — including 30,000 in California — resume formal contract talks today still far apart on nagging issues of healthcare benefits and job security  ...full story

May 4, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

The agreement includes raises but boosts medical insurance premiums. Other plants also agree to contract settlements  ...full story

May 2, 2004

via The New York Times

The reason is increasing competition for labor, which has grown so fierce that the typical Indian operation in business processing - things like call centers and payroll, accounting and human resources functions - can expect to lose 15 to 20 percent of its work force each year  ...full story

May 2, 2004

via Financial Times

Business students in Europe would rather work for L'Oréal, the cosmetics company than any other, with BMW and Coca-Cola coming in at second and third places  ...full story

 
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