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Inhaler firm Vectura removed from conference over Philip Morris takeover

Inhaler firm Vectura removed from conference over Philip Morris takeover

Philip Morris International Inhaler firm Vectura removed from conference over Philip Morris takeover Academics object to UK company’s sponsorship of pharmaceutical event after tobacco giant seals £1.1bn deal Julia Kollewe and Rob Davies Thu 16 Sep 2021 14.00 EDT First published on Thu 16 Sep 2021 02.32 EDT Asthma inhaler maker Vectura has been excluded […]

Poorest countries will be $12tn worse off by 2025 due to Covid – UN

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Poorest countries will be $12tn worse off by 2025 due to Covid – UN

Global economy Poorest countries will be $12tn worse off by 2025 due to Covid – UN Pandemic has added to their debts while wealthy nations limit access to vaccines, says annual report Richard Partington Economics correspondent @RJPartington Wed 15 Sep 2021 10.00 EDT Last modified on Wed 15 Sep 2021 10.52 EDT The world’s poorest […]

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Amazon offers $3,000 sign-on bonuses to US delivery and warehouse workers

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Amazon Amazon offers $3,000 sign-on bonuses to US delivery and warehouse workers Online retailer will also raise its average starting wage to $18 an hour to help recruit 125,000 people Sarah Butler @whatbutlersaw Tue 14 Sep 2021 12.06 EDT Last modified on Tue 14 Sep 2021 12.45 EDT Amazon is offering sign-on bonuses of up […]

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Revealed: Google illegally underpaid thousands of workers across dozens of countries

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Google Revealed: Google illegally underpaid thousands of workers across dozens of countries Documents show company dragged feet to correct disparity after learning it was failing to comply with laws in UK, Europe and Asia Julia Carrie Wong @juliacarriew Fri 10 Sep 2021 13.13 EDT Last modified on Fri 10 Sep 2021 13.49 EDT Google has […]

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Amazon offers to pay college fees of 750,000 frontline US workers

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Amazon Amazon offers to pay college fees of 750,000 frontline US workers Company is latest big US firm to offer education-focused perks to workers after Walmart, Target and Kroger Mark Sweney @marksweney Fri 10 Sep 2021 04.58 EDT Last modified on Fri 10 Sep 2021 05.35 EDT Amazon has offered to pay the cost of […]

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Alibaba sexual assault case dropped as China police say ‘forcible indecency’ not a crime

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China Alibaba sexual assault case dropped as China police say ‘forcible indecency’ not a crime Manager accused of rape released after 15 days, the maximum punishment for someone who molests another     Helen Davidson in Taipei @heldavidson Tue 7 Sep 2021 02.00 EDT Last modified on Tue 7 Sep 2021 02.01 EDT   Prosecutors […]

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Licence to krill: the destructive demand for a ‘better’ fish oil

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Seascape: the state of our oceansMarine life Licence to krill: the destructive demand for a ‘better’ fish oil Industrial fishing of the tiny crustacea in a dietary supplements gold rush is threatening the very base of the food chain This article was produced with the Environmental Reporting Collective, whose full report is part of the […]

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Climate impact of a transatlantic flight could cost global economy $3,000

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Airline emissions Climate impact of a transatlantic flight could cost global economy $3,000 Economic cost of climate crisis has cut 37% from global GDP this century, say researchers PA Media Mon 6 Sep 2021 11.00 EDT Last modified on Mon 6 Sep 2021 13.21 EDT A return flight from the UK to New York could […]

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America celebrates Labor Day – but are US workers winning?

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US economy America celebrates Labor Day – but are US workers winning? As McDonald’s and others increase wages, some economists say the balance is shifting in favor of workers – but will it last?     Steven Greenhouse Mon 6 Sep 2021 04.00 EDT Last modified on Mon 6 Sep 2021 04.01 EDT   As […]

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#AppleToo: employees organize and allege harassment and discrimination

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Apple #AppleToo: employees organize and allege harassment and discrimination Group of workers launched campaign to gather and share experiences of inequity, intimidation and abuse at company Dani Anguiano @dani_anguiano Fri 3 Sep 2021 08.56 EDT Last modified on Fri 3 Sep 2021 11.16 EDT A group of Apple workers is organizing to fight against what […]

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