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18/09/2021

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John Lewis and Waitrose to cut 1000 jobs

The move was made after the closure of eight John Lewis stores earlier this year, which put nearly 1,500 jobs at risk.

Aer Lingus job cuts in Shannon and Cork

Aer Lingus has notified staff that the airline will be emerging from the pandemic as a smaller organisation and that this transition will require redundancies to be made. The cabin crew base run by Aer Lingus at Shannon airport is to permanently close. This closure is part of cost saving measures as the company downsides due to the travel crisis brought about by the Covid 19 pandemic. Their base at Cork will be temporarily closed between mid-September and late November 2021

No Railway Redundancies during Pandemic but at what cost?

Taxpayers are subsidising the rail industry by £1m per hour, to run trains that are virtually empty. The government put in place a £12bn support package to prevent train operators facing financial collapse when fare income fell to nothing due to the pandemic lockdown in the UK. The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, was quoted as saying “We have, during the pandemic, stepped in to save every single rail job without exceptions.”

Marks & Spencer makes 245 redundancies across Ireland

Marks & Spencer is reportedly seeking redundancies across 18 Irish stores according to an interview with the Irish Independent newspaper. Trade unions Mandate and Siptu will ballot staff on the proposed redundancy plan, with the recommendation that staff accept the offer. As figures show that there was a decline in the sales being made in shops prior to the Covid 19 pandemic. This decline has now been accelerated due to the lockdown conditions.

Formaplex set to make over 100 redundancies under new owner Elaghmore

Formaplex, at Voyager Park, Portsmouth, a manufacturer that supplies components to the likes of Rolls-Royce and the F1 motorsport sector, has announced that it will make more than 110 redundancies from its Hampshire workforce

Redundancies at Perth Covid test kit firm

Thermo Fisher Scientific has based in Auld Bond Road in Perthshire been producing millions of tubes every week for use in taking Covid 19 sample collections. In October 2020 the company announced a recruitment drive for 200 staff as it ramped up production. In January it was looking to recruit for 400 new staff.

Hearst, Magazine publisher, is to make large staff cutbacks.

Redundancies have been announced at the magazine publisher Hearst, with up to a fifth of its UK staff being let go. Hearst UK publishes magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, Red, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, Prima, Men’s Health and Women’s Health.

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Kate Winslet talks about returning to delicatessen job after first Hollywood acting role

Kate Winslet has revealed she headed straight to her job at a delicatessen in her home town Reading after she finished filming her first movie.