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Sacla’ links with Working Options in Education to award three university scholarships

Each student will receive a financial scholarship worth £5,000 a year

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Co-op to change store management structure, impacting 2,000-plus jobs

The convenience retailer is moving from a four-tier management structure to three

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Deliveroo share price rise shows investors aren’t bothered about gig economy workers

While CEO Will Shu and early investors have made hundreds of millions (despite the IPO flop), a damning report last month found many workers are paid less than the minimum wage

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Deliveroo plays down disharmony as workers protest

Couriers on bicycles and scooters rode from Shoreditch to Finsbury Square, stopping to protest outside Deliveroo HQ in Dowgate Hill

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Farm labour crisis looming with Covid rates high in Europe

Thousands of new coronavirus cases have been recorded in key countries for recruitment, such as Bulgaria and Romania, over the past week

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Deliveroo riders to strike over wages and workers’ rights

Hundreds of riders are expected to take part in the strike and join socially distanced protests 

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Harlech Foodservice to hire 50 staff and issue bumper pay rises

Its existing 150-strong workforce will see wages jump by an average of 5%

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Workers urged to check payslips from today for new minimum rates

The new rates were announced in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s spending review in November

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Asda loses Supreme Court appeal over equal pay

Store workers brought an equal pay claim after complaining staff working in distribution depots got more money than those on the shop floor

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Investigation finds many Deliveroo riders earn less than minimum wage

Investigation found one cyclist in Yorkshire worked 180 hours and was paid the equivalent of £2 per hour

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Wasabi appoints Kate Lucas as first grocery MD following ready meals success

Wasabi said Lucas had a strong track record of “building great brands across the grocery market”.

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Over 5,000 sign-ups for M&S’s online network for former staff

The new platform was introduced for former M&S staff to share memories and images from their time working for the business

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How equal is grocery? The gender pay gap at the supermarkets

When UK businesses published their first mandatory reports on the gender pay gap in 2018, exclusive analysis by The Grocer revealed women were earning considerably less than men at the UK’s top supermarkets. So three years (and a global pandemic) later, what’s changed? 

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Deliveroo claims ‘hundreds’ of riders will get £10,000 IPO bonus

More than half of those riders due to receive the highest band bonus for their service are located in the UK

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A rare catch: what it’s really like to be a female fisherman

Only 2% of fishing crew members are women, so we spoke to two commercial fishers working in UK waters to find out what life is like for female fishermen

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Today we should celebrate women in grocery – and acknowledge we have further to go

Grocery is full of innovative, brilliant women blazing trails in fmcg. But there remains a majority of men in senior roles and a pay gap between genders

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How women can challenge themselves this International Women’s Day

Mars Pet Nutrition UK general manager Helen Warren-Piper wants to encourage women to ‘back themselves at 60%’ to level the playing field

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Fortnum & Mason names Rupert Thomas chief commercial officer

Thomas will replace commercial director Lucy Williams, who has been with the luxury retailer for four years

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The 30 biggest wholesalers in the UK 2021: the good, the bad and the ugly

It’s been a bloody battlefield for the wholesale sector in the pandemic. What’s happened and what’s the outlook?

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Sainsbury’s moves put 1,150 jobs at risk

Sainsbury’s is to cut around 500 head office roles and is closing an online fulfilment centre