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Home Office staff worry they may be asked to act illegally in ‘culture of fear’

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Frontline Home Office staff have warned of a “culture of fear” where they are being put into dangerous situations, and may be asked to act illegally, on the 10th anniversary of the launch of the hostile environment. O...

New Zealand cricket great Daniel Vettori joins Australia’s new coaching staff

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Former New Zealand Test spinner Daniel Vettori will make a full-time switch to Australia’s cricket set-up after being appointed as one of Andrew McDonald’s two new assistant coaches. Vettori and Victorian Andre Borove...

‘We can’t switch off’: MP’s staff member reveals mental health pressure

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A survey of nearly 200 staff working for various MPs, the first of its kind in the UK, has found that almost half met the medical threshold for psychological distress – more than twice the level in the general populat...

‘People are under pressure’: the shop staff paying for strangers’ groceries or turning a blind eye to theft

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Last week, during his shift overseeing the self-scan section of a large supermarket in London, James let a woman walk out with three multipacks of children’s yoghurts. He had randomly checked her shopping and found th...

NHS trust fined £1.3m over deaths of two patients after staff mistakes

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An NHS trust has been fined over £1.3m after it admitted breaking the law by failing to provide safe care in two cases where patients died after serious mistakes were made by hospital staff. The Shrewsbury and Telford...

Leicester University ‘does not condone’ staff member egging Thatcher statue

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A university has said it “does not condone any form of defacement” after one of its staff was pictured throwing an egg at a 6-metre (20ft) bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher. The controversial £300,000 statue was inst...

Checkout staff: share your experiences of work during the cost of living crisis

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We would like to hear from checkout staff and other supermarket workers about their experiences of working during the cost of living crisis. Have you seen any changes in customers’ behaviour? Are customers worried abo...

Plymouth maternity staff missed chances to save baby’s life, report finds

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A baby died after maternity staff repeatedly missed chances to intervene to save his life, an official investigation has found. Giles Cooper-Hall was just 16 hours old when he died after a catalogue of errors in the m...

Care homes in England demand revival of Covid fund to pay isolating staff

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Care homes in England are demanding the return of full pay for staff isolating with Covid, saying the withdrawal of government funding has pushed carers to work while infected or to turn to food banks. The Care Provid...

Capital owner told journalists not to report Tim Westwood accusations, staff say

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The owner of Capital FM and LBC told its journalists to avoid reporting allegations of sexual misconduct against the DJ Tim Westwood, who presents a show on another of the company’s outlets, according to staff at the ...

It’s time for a rethink on MPs’ role in staff issues

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Bullying and sexual impropriety, comments and advances have no place in the modern workplace, and especially the House of Commons. It goes without saying that I take allegations of this sort very seriously. We set up ...

Elon Musk engages with tweets criticising Twitter staff

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Elon Musk has engaged with tweets criticising Twitter employees despite promising not to “disparage” the company or its representatives while he completes the deal to acquire the social media platform. The world’s ric...

Unions call for P&O Ferries boycott for allegedly paying staff less than minimum wage

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Unions have called for a commercial and consumer boycott of P&O Ferries, which is facing a fresh row over crew pay even as its sailings are set to resume on the Dover-Calais route. The TUC urged freight firms and ...

Home Office staff threaten mutiny over ‘shameful’ Rwanda asylum deal

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Home Office staff have threatened to strike and drawn comparisons to working for the Third Reich over Priti Patel’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, it has emerged. Comments on an internal online noticeboard inc...

AEC looks to recruit more than 100,000 workers for election day amid Australia-wide staff shortages

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Staff shortages bedevilling everything from restaurants to hospitals could extend to the Australian Electoral Commission as it battles to fill more than 100,000 short-term positions in what will be the country’s most ...

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