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Motorists are not the public’s biggest highway grievance

The latest survey from Venson Automotive Solutions reveals that 44 percent of people would back the introduction of a ‘Civility Code' of conduct for motorists *, but car and van drivers are not seen as the biggest culprits when it comes to lacking common courtesy. Cyclists, joggers and smokers were cited as being the top three most discourteous when using public thoroughfares.

Contributor: Alison Bell | Published: 3 February 2018

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Scottish named Britain’s Most Appealing Accent

People across the UK were quizzed over which accent they found to be the most attractive, with 15 percent agreeing that Scottish is the most appealing, followed by Queen’s English (13 percent) and Geordie (13 percent). The least favourite accents were found to be Brummie and Mancunian.

Contributor: James O’Brien | Published: 30 November 2017

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Calls for UBER to “come clean about job losses and drivers’ hours”

In a speech by Tim Roache, General Secretary of GMB, to the Labour party conference yesterday, he called for action not words in light of Uber’s public apology to Londoners. Uber London accounts show that if they've got 40,000 drivers as they claim then they must be working an average of only three or four hours per week says GMB.

Contributor: Maria Ludkin | Published: 2 October 2017

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Ryanair recruiting pilots out of thin air

As Ryanair rushes to recruit 125 pilots within a fortnight, the scale of the challenge it faces is revealed by data published by Indeed, which shows 26.6 percent of pilot vacancies take more than 60 days to fill.

Contributor: Mariano Mamertino | Published: 28 September 2017

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TfL refuses to renew UBER’s license to operate in London

In October 2016, the Central London Employment Tribunal ruled in GMB's favour - determining that Uber drivers are not self-employed, but workers entitled to basic workers’ rights including holiday pay, a guaranteed minimum wage and an entitlement to breaks.

Contributor: Maria Ludkin | Published: 22 September 2017

Waterloo travel disruption – should businesses dock pay?

Commuters yesterday faced the first working day of major upgrades to Waterloo, the UK’s busiest station. Journeys into London throughout August are likely to be severely affected with nine platforms at the terminus temporarily closed, many surrounding stations will have fewer services, while some will be closed entirely. Comment Jo Stubbs, Head of Content at XpertHR.

Contributor: Jo Stubbs | Published: 11 August 2017