Union concerned by M&S plan to impose contracts

first_imgMarks & Spencer is to impose new contract terms if staff do not sign up to pay and pension changes designed to offset the recent increase in the National Living Wage. Shopworkers’ union Usdaw has urged the retailer to ‘engage’ with them ahead of the announcement.Staff at the retail chain face cuts to Sunday working, holiday pay and wages for anti-social hours – more than 2,500 workers will lose over £1k a year.There is also speculation that those who do not sign up to the new terms could have their contract terminated and automatically reissued under the new terms.David Gill, national officer for Usdaw, said: “We have been contacted by many of our members in M&S who are very concerned about the proposed big changes to their pay and pension, along with the threat of autumn store closures.”“We urge the company to get round the table and engage with us. M&S staff need a voice.”The new proposed terms from M&S include consolidating Sunday and night-shift premiums, affecting the pay rate of all 70,000 store staff in the UK.The final-salary pension scheme will be closed to new contributions from existing members, who will be moved to a different scheme – company contributions will also be reduced.The practicality of stores is to be reviewed, which could lead to closures in autumn of this year, potentially making hundreds of staff redundant.Employees were informed that a compensation payment would be given to nearly 7,000 people to ensure that they were not affected financially by the cuts for the first two years.An M&S spokesman said: “We believe our proposed new approach to pay and pensions would reward our people in a fair and consistent way, simplify and modernise our business and help us attract and retain the best talent so we can continue to provide great service for our customers.“The proposals include one of the highest pay rates and one of the best benefit packages in UK retail. We will now consult with our colleagues and listen carefully to their feedback.”Siobhain McDonagh MP, who spoke out against proposed cuts to wages at B&Q, has met with M&S managers to discuss the issue, and has called for staff to be fully compensated: “Two years’ compensation is not good enough. What happens after that? People have still got to pay their mortgage or rent and these people are unlikely to be able to move on.”last_img read more

Man Utd Agrees Terms with Ighalo as Spurs Attempt to Sign…

first_imgA medical could be held in China, but United still face a race to complete a move before the 11pm deadline closes.Tottenham also made their own late attempt to secure a loan deal for former Watford striker Ighalo on Deadline Day.United earlier had a £20m bid for Bournemouth striker Joshua King rejected as the club target cover in the absence of the injured Marcus Rashford, but their pursuit of the Norway international appears to have ended.But what shirt number could he wear is another big question? Seven options are open for the Nigerian to explore.At previous clubs, namely Udinese and Granada, Ighalo has worn the No 16, No 7, No 89 and No 25.Ighalo then moved to Watford and played for them in the Premier League, scoring 16 goals in the 2015/16 season while wearing the No 24.Since moving to China, he’s played for two clubs – Changchun Yatai and Shanghai Shenhua, where he’s worn the No 9.If he were to move to United, the two big numbers available for forwards are the No 7 and No 11.The No 7 was previously worn by Alexis Sanchez while Anthony Martial wore the No 11. Tottenham also made their own late attempt to secure a loan deal for former Watford striker Ighalo on Deadline Day.After the home game against Wolves on Saturday, United have a 16-day gap before they play Chelsea in their next Premier League fixture.Tottenham, who have explored a number of short-term options to cover for the injured Harry Kane this month, are increasingly unlikely to sign a striker but continue to explore what are now limited options.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United have reached an agreement with Odion Ighalo on personal terms and salary over a six-month loan from Shanghai Shenhua, with an option to buy, according to Sky in Italy.United are now in contact with the Chinese club to finalise the move.Ighalo is in pre-season training with Shenhua, but the new Chinese Super League season has been delayed due to the escalation of the coronavirus. Odion Ighalolast_img read more

Antonio Brown arrives for Raiders camp in hot-air balloon

first_imgThe Raiders posted video of his adventure in a tweet entitled “Float like a butterfly, sting like AB” (clever: the late Muhammad Ali would probably approve).Float like a butterfly, sting like AB.#RaiderNation X @AB84 pic.twitter.com/68X0EWlDRp— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) July 26, 2019″I thought it would be exciting to switch it up,” Brown said. “Napa Valley is obviously known for hot-air balloons.” Related News Rams extend coach Sean McVay, GM Les Snead through 2023 season Ezekiel Elliott contract: Cowboys star seeking record deal, report says “This camp is so important for this team, because there’s a lot at stake,” Brown said. “We kind of got to develop our identity.”Upon touching down, Brown had a message for Raiders faithful.”Raiders Nation, I’m here in Napa. It’s time to get to work, baby.” While flying over the picturesque countryside in the balloon, Brown talked about the importance of this training camp for the entire team. The Raiders acquired Brown in a trade with the Steelers earlier this year, and he faces great expectations. Antonio Brown arrived at Raiders training camp Friday amid great speculation — not about whether he would show up, but on how he would get there.Brown arrived at Steelers camp last year in a helicopter, which is a hard act to top, but the seven-time Pro Bowl receiver gave it a shot, flying in to Raiders camp on a hot-air balloon. Saints offered to make Michael Thomas highest-paid receiver in NFL, report sayslast_img read more