Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

June 23, 2017

… one of the leaders of fixing the culture, and Hornsey repeatedly told Uber employees that the fondly-nicknamed TK would not be stepping down, according to two sources. That came through in Hornsey’s public statements. While Fowler and others, such as a former engineer who Mashable spoken with, pointed to examples of sexism, Hornsey denied that it was a problem at Uber. Many of her statements seem meant to protect the company instead of its workers. I wonder if Arianna Huffington/Liane …


Fruit and veg farmers facing migrant labour shortages – BBC News

June 23, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFruit farmers are finding it hard to recruit pickers UK summer fruit and salad growers are having difficulty recruiting pickers, with more than half saying they don’t know if they will have enough migrant workers to harvest their crops. Many growers blame the weak pound which has reduced their workers’ earning power, as well as uncertainty over Brexit, according to a BBC survey. About 80,000 seasonal workers a year pick …


LGBT community prepares for a march — and a fight

June 10, 2017

… Trump’s promises during the campaign to be a “friend” to the gay community. Although Trump has continued President Barack Obama’s executive order protecting LGBT federal workers and LGBT military service members still serve openly, his administration has revoked protections for transgender school students, and its mentions of the words lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in statements have been few and far between. …


Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

… parasitic varroa mite, malnutrition and pesticide use. Perdue said that farmers have no better friends and few harder workers than the honeybee, and that the rate by which populations are dwindlingrepresents a diverse mix of challenges requiring a wide range of solutions. The Trump administration has proposed gutting by 31 percentfunding for the Environmental Protection Agency, which regulates pesticides that studies have shown to pose a risk to bees. The Agriculture and Interior …


Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… want,” she said. Mr Corbyn was later asked if his manifesto was “a letter to Santa Claus.” Waving a hard copy about, the Labour leader said it a “serious and realistic document” that addressed the issues that many people faced. 3. Theresa May had awkward moments on the NHS Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNHS workers to Theresa May: “Don’t tell us we’re getting a pay rise” Mrs May came under fire from a nurse, …


Samaritans: Record numbers contacted charity last year – BBC News

June 1, 2017

… equation.” She added: “Suicide is not inevitable, it’s preventable and everyone has a role to play, from politicians, parents and health workers to employers, businesses and the media.” Volunteers’ Week, organised by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, runs from 1-7 June. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products3 Year License – ProductDyno Unlimited TRIAL Get started now with a 7 Day trial then easy split paymentsViking PLR Lifetime 2017 …


Brexit expat retirees ‘may cost NHS millions’ – BBC News

May 31, 2017

… NHS would need around 1,600 more doctors, nurses and other workers to provide the care, it estimates. Also, hospitals could end up short-staffed if migration of workers from the EU slows or stops post-Brexit. And access to medicines could also become more difficult if the UK leaves the EU’s medicine licensing system. Possible benefits But there could be gains too post-Brexit, the Nuffield Trust says. When the UK leaves the EU it could stop paying EU membership fees. Money from this …


How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

… 400 of the largest aid organizations in the worldfrom the Red Cross to Save the Children to Doctors of the Worldall use it. In many cases, they even rely on it. Through a simple, easy-to-use interface, the free mobile app uses geolocation to show migrants, refugees, and aid workers a map of the closest services for food, shelter, health care, legal help, and more. Aid organizations can communicate with each otherand touch base with the refugees they’ve helpedthrough a web-based content …


Senate introduces first bill to provide insurance for gig workers

May 26, 2017

Uber drivers are getting some attention from the Senate.Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock We know about the problems with the gig economy: workers who drive for Uber, deliver food for Postmates, and run errands on TaskRabbit don’t have health insurance or any other guarantees or benefits from their employers and their ranks are only growing. While the growth of gig jobs has gotten lots of attention from major companies, research firms, and startups, national legislators …

May 24, 2017

Americans are notoriously bad at taking what little paid time off they get from their jobs. But there is one way to get people to take more paid vacation: Give them more of it. As the economy recovers, companies are offering employees better benefits of all sorts, including more vacation days. Last year, full-time workers who get paid time off from their jobs earned, on average, 22.6 paid vacation days, up .7 days from the year before, according to an annual survey by …


The Canary Girls: The workers the war turned yellow – BBC News

May 20, 2017

… job,” says Amy Dale As well as suffering the cosmetic consequences of working with TNT, workers risked amputation with every shell that passed through their hands. Amy Dale, who is researching munitions factories for her PhD, said those at Royal Ordnance Filling factories (ROFs) risked losing fingers and hands, burns and blindness. “In these factories, they would take the casing, fill it with powder, then put a detonator in the top and that had to be tapped down. If they tapped too …


Elizabeth Warren Has A Real Plan To Drain The Swamp In Washington

May 17, 2017

… they no longer worry about competition, consumers are hit with higher prices, innovators cannot make it to market and workers wages suffer, according to Warren. It is time to do what Teddy Roosevelt did: pick up the antitrust stick again. The stick has collected some dust, but the laws are still on the books, Warren said. Mary Schwalm/Reuters There is virtually no chance of Warrens proposals becoming law while Republicans control the White House and Congress. But Warren is keenly attuned …