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Power station owner Uniper posts £10bn loss as gas shortages bite

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The owner of the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station in Nottinghamshire has posted a €12bn (£10bn) loss weeks after agreeing a bailout package with the German government, in a set of results that signal the deepening ener...

Australian education ministers agree to draft national plan to combat teacher shortages

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Education ministers have agreed to a national plan to consider better pathways into teaching, new pay structures and a decreased workload as means to combat the teacher shortage. After a meeting in Canberra on Friday,...

‘We need to fix this’: Australian education ministers to address nationwide teacher shortages

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Australia’s education ministers will attempt to address the national teacher shortage in a meeting this Friday, as universities call for longer school placements, teaching apprenticeships and collaboration between gov...

Rising energy bills and staff shortages driving UK companies into insolvency

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Rising energy and fuel bills are driving growing numbers of UK companies into insolvency, as firms struggle to cope with higher costs, supply and staff shortages, and the withdrawal of Covid support packages from the ...

Dozens of flights cancelled at Sydney and Melbourne airports as industry struggles with staff shortages

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Widespread flight cancellations across multiple airlines have frustrated travellers at Sydney and Melbourne airports on Monday, as the industry grapples with staffing shortages as well as a technology glitch that affe...

Aged care sector warns ADF assistance not enough to address ‘stark’ staff shortages

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The aged care sector has warned that a pledge of additional military assistance will not be enough to solve the “stark” staff shortages linked to the current Covid-19 wave, which has seen the number of active outbreak...

One-year-old baby dies in Victorian hospital amid sector-wide staffing shortages

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A one-year-old baby girl has died at a regional Victorian hospital which has been experiencing staff shortages, as the wider hospital system comes under strain from rising cases of Covid and other winter illnesses. Th...

UK dairy farmers warn of price rises amid chronic staff shortages

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Dairy farmers are warning that a chronic shortage of workers is hitting milk production and further fuelling food price inflation, and are calling for urgent action to stop the situation getting worse. Eight in 10 far...

UK new car sales fall to lowest level in June since 1996 amid chip shortages

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Sales of new cars in the UK fell by almost a quarter last month, the worst June since 1996, as global chip shortages hammered the industry. Global shortages of components such as semiconductors, exacerbated by Covid r...

Neglect Africa now and we will face labour shortages globally, IMF warns

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The international community would be “playing with fire” if it failed to help Africa recover from Covid and the impact of the Ukraine war, the International Monetary Fund’s director for the continent has said. Failure...

Germany looks to temporary foreign workers to ease airport staff shortages

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Germany is planning to launch a temporary foreign workers scheme to offset acute staff shortages at the country’s airports over the summer months, ministers have said. The move would allow German airport service provi...

English schools warn of acute teacher shortages without ‘inflation plus’ pay deal

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Schools in England say they face an acute crisis over retention and recruitment without a significant pay increase, as the country’s biggest teaching union warned of strike action this autumn without an “inflation plu...

Sri Lankan troops open fire to contain unrest over fuel shortages

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Sri Lanka’s military have opened fire to quell rioting at a fuel station, officials say, as unprecedented queues for petrol and diesel were seen across the bankrupt country. Troops fired in Visuvamadu, 365km (228 mile...

Tell us: how are you being affected by the UK staff shortages in care?

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Nearly 9,000 people in England were waiting for home care services at the beginning of this year, according to figures obtained by the Observer, amid an acute staffing shortage in social care. And we’d like to find ou...

Energy supply gaps forecast in Queensland and NSW amid electricity shortages during cold snap

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Eastern Australia faces another day of electricity shortages requiring regulators to order generators back into the market to avoid blackouts as a long cold snap rolls on. The Australian Energy Market Operator (Aemo) ...

AMA urges federal government to fix ‘broken’ health system as NSW paramedics protest shortages

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The head of the Australian Medical Association says the federal government must “stop the blame game” and step in to relieve state and territory health systems buckling under high demand. The AMA president, Dr Omar Kh...

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