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A tribunal has ruled that Uber drivers are not self-employed and so they are entitled to receive the national minimum wage and holiday pay.Read the full story ›
Sainsbury's has apologised after one of its stores placed an advert calling for an artist to decorate the staff canteen for free.Read the full story ›
Outsourcing firm Portico said workers could now choose to wear flat shoes if they wanted after the issue was raised by a female employee.Read the full story ›
Nicola Thorp, 27, from east London, was told she needed arrive at accountancy firm PwC wearing two to four inch heels.Read the full story ›
The bank will cut 625 jobs as part of a strategy announced in 2014, but will create 195 new roles.Read the full story ›
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Women working in the City expect to receive a bonus that's half of what is being paid to their male colleagues according to a new report. Recruitment firm Astbury Marsden found that female staff are anticipating payments of around £16,240 compared to £32,800 for men.
The gap is predicted to be even wider at senior levels, with female directors and other executives expecting an average bonus of £25,800, almost half of the £50,300 expected by their male counterparts.
The managing director of Astbury Marsden said this could be down to men filling the commission earning jobs: "The reality is that the sectors where there is a high reward culture are still male dominated with women often making up a larger proportion of the non-commission earning side of businesses such as HR or marketing.
"Trading floors for example, have a reputation for being largely a male environment and many women can be put off from applying to these types of roles."
The Met Police are launching a new drive to recruit officers who can speak foreign languages.
A four-week pilot focused on promoting 12 tongues spoken across the city will see new bobbies on the beat testing out different languages from Yoruba to Portuguese.