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A further 333 UK jobs have been saved at the steel group Caparo, administrators PwC have said.
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Driving test examiners have voted to go on strike in a row over working hours.
The Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) said its members had backed walkouts by 91% and other forms of industrial action by 96% in a turnout of 64%.
The union represents 1,600 Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency staff at 360 sites across the UK, including driving examiners and officers who carry out vehicle and traffic safety checks.
The row is over new working patterns, which the union says will lead to longer shifts.
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: "These plans show a blatant disregard for road safety and we're appalled that DVSA is pressing ahead instead of negotiating with us."
The union said it will now consider possible dates for industrial action.
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Women working full time will effectively work for free for the rest of the year from today due to the gender pay gap, campaigners claim.Read the full story ›
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Companies are failing to provide suitable career support to their teenage employees, a study has found.
A survey of 1,500 young people found that fewer than a third had been given jobs advice from their employers - instead resorting to carrying out research online.
This was despite almost all of the 16- to 19-year-olds polled revealing they had given their future career a lot of thought, often looking four years ahead.
The study was carried out by Whitbread and the Confederation of British Industry.
This is a clear message that business needs to step up and invest more time and effort in reaching out to the next generation of employees, managers and leaders.
Budget supermarket Aldi will increase staff wages to above the National Living Wage from next February, bosses have announced.
From then, workers will be paid a minimum of £8.40, and those in London will get £9.45 an hour.
Employees in the Republic of Ireland will also get a raise, up to €11.50.
Aldi said it would not need to raise prices to pay for the move, as it already pays all store assistants at least £8.15 an hour and a country-wide average of more than £9.
The success of Aldi in the UK and Ireland has been driven by the commitment, hard work and ambition of our employees and we will continue to maintain our leading position on pay.
It is the latest in a string of pay rises for supermarket staff across the country.
Morrisons recently said it would increase wages from £6.83 an hour to £8.20, while Lidl announced similar changes.
It puts the supermarket salaries above the National Living Wage announced by Chancellor George Osborne in his summer budget, which will see all workers aged 25 and up paid at least £7.20 from next April, rising to £9 in 2020.
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