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McDonald’s workers file lawsuit to address workplace violence

An employee hands a drive-thru customer his order at a McDonald’s restaurant in Oak Brook, Illinois. Tim Boyle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Seventeen Chicago McDonald’s workers are suing the company, alleging that the fast-food chain has failed to address violence in the workplace. In May, McDonald’s workers filed a complaint with the U.S. Occupational …

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Specialty outdoor retailer virtually trains temp workers

Get great content like this right in your inbox. Subscribe Evo is helping seasonal warehouse associates quickly learn the company playbook with interactive virtual reality (VR) training. The digitally native retailer of action sports lifestyle gear, which now operates four flagship stores, typically triples its 50-person headcount at its 170,000-sq.-ft. warehouse during the lead-up to …

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Gig economy weighs impact of social security for workers, Retail News, ET Retail

June 2019: Amazon introduced Flex in India, which allows one to deliver goods as a part-time stint. August 2019: The company doubled down on grocery with AmazonFresh, offering two-hour grocery delivery. September 2019: Swiggy rolled out pick-up and drop services, and also expanded Swiggy Stores. The timeline is only a recent indicator of how internet …

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Asda extends deadline for workers to sign new contracts | Business

Asda has given a week’s extension to thousands of its workers who faced losing their job on Saturday night if they refuse to sign up to a new contract that hits pay and benefits. The deal, which will apply to more than 120,000 hourly-paid staff, increases basic hourly pay but ends paid breaks, cuts premium …

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Woolworths underpaid thousands of workers by up to $300m | Business

The supermarket giant Woolworths is to be investigated by the Fair Work Ombudsman in what is believed to be Australia’s biggest wage underpayment case after admitting it owes staff as much as $300m. Woolworths on Wednesday told the stock exchange it had so far identified 5,700 current staff it had underpaid for as much as …

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Up to 12,000 Asda workers could lose jobs amid contract row | Business

Up to 12,000 Asda workers could lose their jobs next week, according to union officials, if they refuse to sign up to a new contract that will hit pay and benefits for thousands of workers. The deal increases basic hourly pay but ends paid breaks, cuts premium pay on most bank holidays and reduces the …

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Workers exploited at farms supplying UK supermarkets: report | Business

Poor pay and punitive working conditions are common on farms and plantations that supply fresh fruit or tea to major UK supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons, according to new research published by a leading international charity. The report from Oxfam claims that the supermarkets’ “relentless” drive to maximise profits is fuelling poverty …

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