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More rail disruption as workers strike again in guards´…

More rail disruption as workers strike again in guards´ dispute By Press Association Published: 06:23 EDT, 17 August 2018 | Updated: 06:23 EDT, 17 August 2018 Rail passengers face fresh travel disruption on Saturday because of another strike in the bitter dispute over the role of guards on trains. South Western Railway (SWR) services will be hit by the 24-hour walkout by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, with more stoppages planned in the coming weeks. Passengers…

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139 aid workers killed in 2017 in line of duty – UN

Mr Mark Lowcock, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and Humanitarian Affairs chief. UN said 139 aid workers were killed in 2017, 102 wounded and 72 kidnapped in the line of duty, renewing the call for civilians and aid workers everywhere to be better protected. Mr. Mark Lowcock, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and Humanitarian Affairs chief, stated this while remembering all the humanitarians killed in the line of duty, just ahead of World Humanitarian Day. In 2008, the General Assembly designated Aug.…

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Report: Google Employees Fear Human Rights Violations over China Censorship Plan

There is mounting internal pressure at Google over the company’s plans to introduce a censored search engine in China approved by the country’s communist regime, according to reports. Documents obtained by The Intercept reveal how employees fear a growing “moral and ethical crisis” over the company’s plans to build a search engine adjusted for the censorious desires of the Chinese government. The plan, code-named ‘Dragonfly’, would allow Chinese authorities to block all political dissent and crack down on any material…

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Dell EMC workers install new signs, bench at Hopkinton park – News – Milford Daily News

Volunteers from Dell EMC took on a project to replace two signs and install a bench at EMC Park in Hopkinton. It’s part of the company’s commitment to community service. HOPKINTON — Gerry Fredette gave some good advice to his co-workers as they installed a new sign for the playground at EMC Park.  “Make sure it’s the right way up, boys,” he said with a laugh Thursday morning.  The group from Dell EMC mounted the new homemade sign for the Hopkinton…

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Cricket Australia says Angela Williamson rejected new job and ‘won’t be returning’ | Sport

Cricket Australia has said a former employee who was fired from her job after campaigning for abortion services in Tasmania turned down a new position as communications manager. The organisation, which also said it would not heed Angela Williamson’s demand to be reinstated as Cricket Tasmania’s government relations officer, revealed its offer before a conciliation hearing at the Fair Work Commission on Friday. Williamson was dismissed from her job in June over a series of tweets that were critical of…

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Arizona’s unemployment continues to drop | Business News

Arizona companies shed workers last month but the state’s jobless rate still dropped a tenth of a point. New figures from the state Office of Economic Opportunity put the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July at 4.6 percent. That compares with the U.S. rate of 3.9 percent, which also is down by a tenth of a point. But the total number of people working, as reported by employers, dropped 17,500. Part of what’s behind that apparent disparity is that phrase…

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Employee ownership, product development driving Kennon’s growth – Feature Story, Local News, News

SHERIDAN — Kennon Products’ growth, which has led to a plan for the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority to build and lease Kennon a new manufacturing facility in Sheridan’s Hi-Tech Park, is being spurred on by an employee ownership program and the development of new products, according to Kennon CEO Joe Wright.  Company leaders predict they could add as many as 50 jobs by 2024, which is why it is looking to expand into the Hi-Tech Park. Kennon established an Employee…

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Muslim woman who declined handshake wins labor case in Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden, Aug 16, 2018 / 12:17 pm (CNA).- A labor court in Sweden has sided with a Muslim woman whose job interview was cut short when she refused a handshake for religious reasons. The court, in a 3-2 vote, ordered the company to pay the woman 40,000 kronor – or $4,350 – on the grounds of discrimination against her, the BBC reports. Farah Alhajeh was applying for a job with an interpreting company in Uppsala. During the interview, she…

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Labor Day drunk driving – News – Alice Echo News-Journal

DRUNK DRIVING VICTIM SHARES HER STORY TO WARN OTHERS ABOUT DANGERS OF DRINKING AND DRIVING ‘Plan While You Can’ campaign aims to reduce crashes, save lives leading up to Labor Day weekend Austin – Laura Gonzalez celebrates her birthday every Labor Day weekend, commemorating the start of a new year and the end of summer alongside friends and family. Her husband Rico, however, will forever be absent from these celebrations as he was killed when he was hit head-on…

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Video: “Taking Off” Highlights Bermudian Workers

Skyport has released the fifteenth episode of ‘Taking Off’, a video series with host Mikaela Pearman that highlights the airport redevelopment project, with this week’s video highlighting Bermudian workers on the airport site. Speaking in the fifteenth episode, Mikaela Pearman said, “Did you know that almost 70 percent of the workers on the site of the airport redevelopment project are Bermudian? “From painters, to welders to laborers to electricians, there are Bermudians working in just about every single area of…

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U.S. housing starts miss expectations; weekly jobless claims fall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. homebuilding rebounded less than expected from a nine-month low in July, suggesting the housing market was likely to tread water for the rest of this year against the backdrop of rising mortgage rates. FILE PHOTO: Construction workers are pictured building a new home in Vienna, Virginia, outside of Washington, October 20, 2014./File Photo But the fundamentals for the housing market remain strong. The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits fell for a second straight…

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A defiant Workers Party registers Lula da Silva as presidential candidate — MercoPress

A defiant Workers Party registers Lula da Silva as presidential candidate Thursday, August 16th 2018 – 10:56 UTC More than 10,000 of Lula supporters flooded the area around the Supreme Electoral Court in Brasilia while party leaders went inside to file the candidacy Soon after, Workers’ Party Chairwoman Gleisi Hoffmann emerged, proudly showing reporters the proof of registration Former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad was registered as the left-leaning party’s vice presidential candidate. “I will only not be a candidate…

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Woman named Hermeisha says she was rejected from job because of her name

A woman received a shocking email rejecting her from a customer service job because her name was “too ghetto”. Hermeisha Robinson, 27, of St Louis, Missouri, had applied for a customer service job at Mantality Health when she received an email which was signed by a nurse practitioner Jordan Kimler, the Daily Mail reports. “Thank you for your interest in careers at Mantality Health. Unfortunately we do not consider candidates that have suggestive ‘ghetto’ names,” said the email. Robinson shared…

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Northside employees’ fate is unknown | News, Sports, Jobs

The fate of employees at Northside Regional Medical Center with the announcement the health care provider will close its doors in September is unknown, according to some union leaders. Anthony Caldwell, spokesman for Service Employees International Union Local 1199, which represents 230 workers, including technicians, service and maintenance workers, said the union is meeting with management today to discuss the possibility of severance packages. The news Wednesday of the closing was devastating, he said. “For decades, Northside has been a…

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Average Australian full-time worker earns $82,435 a year but Canberra workers get $94,125

The average Australian full-time worker earns $82,435 a year but there’s one city where salaries are substantially higher, official figures show. Average weekly earnings, before tax and bonuses, stand at $1,585.30, following an annual wage increase of 2.7 per cent.  For an average full-time worker, that equates to $82,435.60 a year.  The average Australian full-time worker earns $82,435 a year but there’s one city where salaries are substantially higher, official figures show If that is not enough, workers wanting to…

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