Tesco to face legal 'earthquake' on equal pay claim

Tesco is facing Britain's largest ever equal pay claim and a possible compensation bill of up to four billion pounds ($5.6bn), according to a law firm which has begun legal proceedings. Tesco is Britain's biggest retailer and its largest private sector employer with a staff of over 310,000. Law firm Leigh Day said that thousands of…

For the second year in a row, number of haredi men working drops

Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) released a report showing that the percentage of haredi men in the workforce dropped over the past year to just above 50%, Channel 2 reported. According to the CBS, 51.7% of haredi men were employed in 2016, whereas 50.3% were employed in 2017. The percentage of gainfully employed haredi men…

German union, employers reach wage deal

FRANKFURT AM MAIN - Almost 1 million employees with Germany's powerful metalworking union IG Metall won higher pay and the right to a reduced working week in an agreement with employers on Monday, potentially staving off the threat of fresh strikes after a week of walkouts. Both the union and employers said in a statements that…

Foreign Ministry blames El Al for security workers shortfall

Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent a harsh letter to El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. (TASE: ELAL) CEO David Maimon insisting that 200 jobs will not be created for security personnel to handle Arkia Airlines Ltd., Israir Airlines and Tourism Ltd. and El Al flights (including Sun D'Or). Moreover, the letter blames El Al for…

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