Day: June 27, 2020

Home workers should expect to take a pay cut

Employees “Working from Home” in areas commanding a lower wage than their work location should expect a pay cut if they want to continue past the Covid crisis, bosses warn.

One of the high-profile companies to jump onboard with Working from Home was social giant Twitter, announcing back at the start of March that staff would be able to work from their homes “forever”.

Jack Dorsey CEO of Twitter commented recently: “The past few months have proven we can make that work. So, if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen.”

Twitter is one of many companies weighing up the pros and cons of WFH for its staff, a decision currently controlled by the employee – but what happens when Covid finally clear off… does the Work from

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BA tells longest-serving cabin crew to take 20% pay cut or lose jobs

British Airways has told its longest-serving cabin crew they will have to take a 20% basic pay cut and change working patterns if they are to be retained, as it prepares to lay off up to 30% of its workforce.

The proposal comes almost two months after BA notified unions of plans to lay off 12,000 staff after coronavirus grounded almost all passenger flights.

All cabin crew would have to apply for jobs in BA’s mixed fleet, a unit set up during a bitter strike a decade ago. Given that cabin crew salaries are largely made up of flight pay and allowances, many are likely to see their overall earnings reduced by much more than 20%.

Talks are continuing with the pilots’ trade union Balpa over a voluntary redundancy deal. No offer has yet been put to ground staff. BA says no unions other than Balpa have turned up to

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BuzzFeed fires senior tech/business reporter Broderick for plagairism

BuzzFeed News has fired a senior reporter it says plagiarized or misattributed information in at least 11 of his articles, reports J. Clara Chan of The Wrap.

Chan reports, “The reporter, Ryan Broderick, was the author of 11 articles linked in a Friday evening note to readers from BuzzFeed News’ editor in chief, Mark Schoofs, who said the articles in question contained information and phrases that were not properly attributed to their original sources. (Schoofs’ note did not explicitly name Broderick or address whether he had been fired.)

“‘It is BuzzFeed News’ policy that nothing may be copied, pasted, and passed off as one’s own work, and that all quotes should be attributed. We regret that in these instances those standards were not met,’ Schoofs wrote. ‘We are continuing to look into the matter and will maintain this list with any other relevant articles that we find.’


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