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Food Retailer Group plans to close 12 Budgens stores Subscription

13 Jan 2017 Updated: 16 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Staff will face “difficult and troubling time”, says Usdaw

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Bernard Matthews pension scheme faces investigation Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

The trustees are working with the Pension Protection Fund to investigate a potential £40m funding shortfall


Argos slammed for plans to close Lutterworth distribution hub Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Unite has branded Argos’ plans a ‘slap in the face’ for employees

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HMRC reveals worst excuses for not paying minimum wage

11 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

A list of bizarre excuses is part of a £1.7m government campaign to make sure workers are paid the minimum wage

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Raisio CEO Matti Rihko leaves company with immediate effect Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Jarmo Puputti has been installed as Raisio’s interim CEO

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Usdaw targets Aldi, Lidl and M&S recognition for 2017 Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The three are the largest retailers in the UK without trade union recognition, according to Usdaw


Aldi to become highest-paying supermarket with wage hikes Subscription

05 Jan 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The new rate surpasses the £8.45 per hour paid to staff by rival Lidl


Six migrant workers negotiate gangmaster compensation Subscription

20 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

“Substantial” compensation awarded after labour exploitation on a farm producing chickens


Weetabix to continue talks over new year strike threat Subscription

20 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The proposed action over shift changes would affect sites in Corby and Kettering

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UK firms to shrug off Brexit with 2017 recruitment drive Subscription

19 Dec 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

More than two out of five UK companies expect to hire more people next year despite concerns over the long-term impact of Brexit, according to the CBI/Pertemps. Plus all the rest of the news from the City in the run-up to Christmas.

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Avana Bakeries: Newport business expected to go under Subscription

15 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Final day of production is expected to be 27 January, 161 workers told


Argos delivery drivers call off strike plans

14 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Argos delivery drivers have suspended strike action over the Christmas period following successful negotiations over holiday pay

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Boxing Day shop closure petition dismissed by government Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Labour MP for Warrington North Helen Jones said the current system of Boxing Day sales was not fair on workers


Argos drivers strike could cause Christmas 'havoc' Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Argos said it had contingency plans in place and pledged there would be no impact on customers

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Sainsbury's launches three courses to tackle modern slavery Subscription

13 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s is a founding member of the Stronger Together food industry initiative

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Government must give urgent reassurance to European workers, fmcg leaders insist Subscription

09 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

European workers should be given “unambiguous assurance” of their right to remain in the UK

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Tangerine reassures over sweets supply despite York strikes Subscription

07 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

A fourth walkout over pay is expected on 30 December

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Tesco employs 15,000 extra shop floor workers for Christmas Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The temporary festive workers will join regular shop floor staff plus thousands of head office employees in stores

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Ferrero pledges probe into Kinder eggs child slavery claims Subscription

25 Nov 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The Sun’s report claims poor families, including children as young as six are working 13-hour days for 22p an hour


Lidl to pay all staff new higher Living Wage Foundation rate Subscription

24 Nov 2016 | By Megan Tatum

As of March next year the retailer will pay a minimum of £8.45 per hour, and £9.45 in London

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Diageo workers vote to strike over pension cuts Subscription

21 Nov 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Diageo is facing mass walkouts across its Scottish bottling operations in the run up to Christmas as staff voted for industrial action over pension cuts.

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Nestlé pledges to create new work opportunities for under-30s Subscription

18 Nov 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The promise is part of Nestlé Needs Youth, offering 35,000 job opportunities in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa

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Migrant labour caravan consultation launched by FPC Subscription

11 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

The consultation follows a spate of exposés on poor conditions for workers

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Robots to replace 25% of supply chain jobs by 2035 Subscription

11 Nov 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Conveyor operator roles most vulnerable but HGV drivers also at risk

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Logistics is 'heavily reliant on EU migrants' says FTA Subscription

28 Oct 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The logistics sector is heavily reliant on EU migrant workers, according to a new FTA report

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Everyone struggles with change, so keep status levels high Subscription

17 Jan 2017 | By Jennifer Baker

People born 20 years ago have grown up in era of constant change

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Rob Collins, Waitrose MD: The Big Interview Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Rob Collins has kept a low profile since taking over as Waitrose MD, but he has exciting plans to grow like-for-like sales

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Change is easier if everyone has the same business goals Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Jonathan Fitchew

The passing of the reins of power, or even the reigns themselves, is a strong motif of January 2017

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Careers advice should take non-academic people into account Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Jennifer Baker

The challenge is changing the way we view education and success

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Unlike drones, Amazon's tent dwellers can work in bad weather Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Amazon is a hi-tech Santa but behind the scenes it’s Dickensian

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Grow your own: the value of internal promotion Subscription

09 Dec 2016 | By Steve Parfett

I was intrigued to read research in The Sunday Times on the added value of internal promotion over external hiring

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James Lousada: the can-do caretaker of Conviviality's crown jewels Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Edward Devlin

You would think James Lousada would want to steer clear of selling booze to the supermarkets…

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Not even Brexit can hamper optimism of Ewan Venters Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Fortnums CEO talks Brexit, Brand Britain and business rates

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As the poverty line moves, no wonder employers are under pressure to pay more Subscription

07 Dec 2016 | By Megan Tatum

The number of people in poverty in a working family is 55% – a record high, says a new report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The face of poverty is shifting, but what can be done about the problem?

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Wonky veg, waste, and the man who took on Walmart Video

02 Dec 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Jordan Figueiredo’s funny pictures attracted followers from 190 countries – but he’s deadly serious about food waste

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Five key lessons from the Leadership Symposium Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By James Halliwell

Senior industry figures identify the skills that make the best business leaders today

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