Shock survey finds 75% of office workers suffering work-related aches and pains

The health of UK office workers could be suffering as a result of their job, according to a survey by Printerland.co.uk, three quarters believe they have physical issues because of work.   The list of work-related ailments is a long one, with 43% regularly complaining of eye strain and 32% suffering with severe headaches, leading… Continue reading

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Supreme Court backs teachers in dispute over strike-related deductions from pay

The Supreme Court has ruled that a sixth form college deducted too much pay from three of its teachers in response to lawful strike action.   The teachers had argued that the 1870 Apportionment Act limited deductions from their pay in respect of one day’s strike action in November 2011 to 1/365 of their annual… Continue reading

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Debenhams blames payroll error for topping minimum wage ‘list of shame’

Retail giant Debenhams have highlighted how important the reliability of HR systems is as constant payroll errors mean they came top of a list, released by the government, of businesses who failed to pay their employees the minimum wage. – – It has led to the department store being fined £63,000 due to underpaying around… Continue reading

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The clock is ticking for Spotify

It’s amazing to think that just 10 years ago, flat-rate digital music streaming services were a mere gleam in the eye of industry executives. It was as recently as September 2007 that Rick Rubin, then co-head of Columbia Records, put forward the idea as a way of combating online music piracy and file-sharing. “You’d pay,… Continue reading

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Thomas Cook package holiday prices rise by an average 9%

Thomas Cook’s package holiday prices have risen by an average 9% and it has sharply increased capacity in Greece as it faces intense competition and higher hotel costs in popular Spanish island resorts. The travel operator’s results revealed how it continues to grapple with the impact of political instability and terror attacks that have weakened… Continue reading

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