"Passengers continue to suffer from terrible disruption to their train services, particularly on Northern and GTR services. My Committee is launching an inquiry into the May 201 timetable change; we will begin by questioning Northern, GTR and Network Rail"
Published: 8 June 2018
Geneva is the most expensive city in Europe for the fourth year in a row, as Swiss cities dominate the top ten. London drops three places this year, down to the sixth most expensive city in Europe for business travel. Geneva is once again the most expensive location in Europe for business travellers according to research by global mobility experts, ECA International (ECA).
Published: 25 April 2018
A third of UK workers would decline an offer that meant they had to travel. New research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that the majority (77.5 percent) of Brits DON’T want a job that involves travelling. In fact, a further 28 percent claim that they would decline a job offer if it meant they had to travel.
Published: 28 March 2018
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.
Published: 3 February 2018
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.
Published: 30 November 2017
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.
Published: 2 October 2017
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.
Published: 28 September 2017
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.
Published: 22 September 2017
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.
Published: 11 August 2017