coronavirus-fujitsu-announces-permanent-work-from-home-plan

Coronavirus: Fujitsu announces permanent work-from-home plan

Image copyright Getty Images Technology firm Fujitsu has said it will halve its office space in Japan as it adapts to the "new normal" of the coronavirus pandemic.It says the "Work Life Shift" programme will offer unprecedented flexibility to its 80,000 workers in the country.Staff will be able to work flexible hours, and working from…
working-from-home-039i039m-a-bit-brainier-than-he-thought-i-was039

Working from home: 'I'm a bit brainier than he thought I was'

Image copyright Samar Small Image caption Samar Small says her job isn't what her family expected What is it you do again? Before the coronavirus lockdown a lot of us didn't really know what our partner did at work. Our eyes have been opened."I was just mum," says Samar Small, looking back to life before…
boohoo-investigates-supplier-over-poor-conditions

Boohoo investigates supplier over poor conditions

Image copyright Boohoo Fast fashion retailer Boohoo has said it will investigate one of its suppliers following reports that staff are earning less than the minimum wage amid unsafe working conditions.The Sunday Times reported that workers at Jaswal Fashions in Leicester could expect to be paid £3.50 an hour.It also saw little evidence of measures…
pret-a-manger-to-shut-30-outlets-as-job-cuts-loom

Pret A Manger to shut 30 outlets as job cuts loom

Image copyright Getty Images Coffee chain Pret A Manager is to close 30 of its 410 UK outlets as part of a post-pandemic restructuring.It is also planning job cuts to "reduce headcount across remaining UK shops to reflect lower footfall, rental costs and new safety measures". The firm said the impact of coronavirus on trading…
lloyds-boss-antonio-horta-osorio-to-step-down-next-year

Lloyds boss António Horta-Osório to step down next year

Image copyright Reuters Lloyds Banking Group chief executive António Horta-Osório will step down next year after spending a decade at the helm.Mr Horta-Osório said he had "mixed emotions" about the decision, which the bank said would see him leave the role by the end of June 2021.As part of the shake-up, Lloyds also appointed industry…
coronavirus-lockdown-people-rush-to-town-centres-as-pubs-reopen

Coronavirus lockdown: People rush to town centres as pubs reopen

Image copyright AFP Image caption A waiter serves drinks to diners in the Soho area of London The number of people visiting High Streets surged on "Super Saturday", as hairdressers, pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants reopened in England after a three-month lockdown.Research firm Springboard said footfall was 19.7% higher than last week, rising sharply after…