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DVLA staff to get payments worth £735 as government seeks to avoid strikes

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Staff at the DVLA have been promised payments worth £735 as the government seeks to avoid strike action that risks exacerbating the backlog of tens of thousands of licences awaiting renewal. It is understood the money...

UK care homes: how are staff shortages affecting you

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Care homes are facing the most acute staffing shortage on record, the National Care Association said last month, with 170,000 vacancies across England. The lack of places in residential care homes means that many elde...

UK job vacancies hit record amid Brexit and Covid staff shortages

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Job vacancies soared to a record high of almost 1.2m in September, according to official figures, as employers hunted for staff to meet shortages brought on by Brexit and the pandemic. The Office for National Statisti...

G4S cuts pay for some NHS test-and-trace staff after living wage order

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NHS test-and-trace units run by G4S have cut the pay of some workers by up to 5% in the wake of a new contract from the government that specifies they should receive the real living wage. The affected workers are part...

‘People are being very angry with us’: A&E doctor on abuse of NHS staff

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Dr Katherine Henderson, a senior A&E consultant in London, is president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, which represents A&E doctors. “It is a sad reality that in recent months there has been a ri...

Germany investigates possible ‘sonic weapon attack’ against US embassy staff

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German police are investigating an “alleged sonic weapon attack” against staff of the US embassy in Berlin, in the latest in a growing number of incidents of “Havana syndrome” around the world. The police statement, w...

Asos offers staff flexible work and paid leave during menopause

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Staff at the online fashion store Asos will be allowed to work flexibly, as well as take time off at short notice, while going through the menopause. It is one of several new policies being introduced by the clothing ...

German singer says hotel staff asked him to hide his Star of David

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German prosecutors have opened an investigation into employees at a hotel after a musician made accusations of antisemitism against them in a video posted on social media. The singer Gil Ofarim said in an emotional vi...

Staff shortages spreading to all corners of UK business, survey finds

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Staff shortages are rippling out from the haulage, farming and hospitality sectors to almost all parts of the economy, putting “severe pressure” on medium-sized business across the UK, a new survey has warned. More th...

Wetherspoon’s struggles to find staff in some parts of England

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JD Wetherspoon said it was struggling to find staff in some parts of England as the pub chain counts the cost of the coronavirus pandemic, reporting a record loss of almost £200m. The founder and chairman, Tim Martin,...

‘Humbled and heartbroken’: WHO finds its Ebola staff abused women and girls

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The World Health Organization has described itself as “heartbroken” after an independent inquiry it commissioned said scores of women and girls were sexually abused by aid workers during the devastating 2018-2020 Ebol...

NSW frontline medical staff gagged as health system braces for Covid peak

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As New South Wales hospitals brace for the peak in admissions and overwhelmed intensive care units next month, the voices of those on the frontline are strangely muted. Often it is family members, union representative...

New York City’s Covid vaccine mandate for school staff blocked by judge

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New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge, days before it was to take effect. The worker mandate for the the larges...

Hauliers in the UK: how are the staff shortages affecting you?

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Food and drink industry leaders have urged ministers to introduce a short-term visa scheme to recruit overseas workers, including HGV drivers, to ease disruption in the food supply chain amid fears of empty supermarke...

Mental health at work: the tech helping businesses to assist struggling staff

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As a London-based management consultant who has struggled with anxiety and insomnia, Marion dreaded the prospect of working from home when the UK’s first Covid-19 lockdown was announced last year. “If things get disru...

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