French health workers are given a £7billion pay rise in the wake of coronavirus

France has agreed a £7billion payrise and hiring spree for its healthcare workers after they took to the streets in protest following the coronavirus crisis.   The money will largely cover pay rises for existing staff – with nurses, care workers and non-medical staff getting the bulk of it – while 15,000 new staff will be … Read more French health workers are given a £7billion pay rise in the wake of coronavirus

Workers at vegetable farm went to Primark and three supermarkets just days before 73 tested positive

Workers at a Covid-19 hit vegetable farm went on a shopping trip to Primark and three supermarkets just days before 73 staff tested positive for the virus. Around 200 workers are being forced to isolate in mobile homes on the site in Herefordshire. There are now fears infected farmhands from AS Green and Co on … Read more Workers at vegetable farm went to Primark and three supermarkets just days before 73 tested positive

Coronavirus: Four workers ‘escape’ Herefordshire vegetable farm

Four vegetable pickers have escaped a farm in Herefordshire where 75 people working and living on the site in trailers tested positive for coronavirus. The A S Green And Co workers, three having had the killer bug, are believed to have ran across fields near Rook Row Farm in Mathon. Following the mass outbreak, 200 staff … Read more Coronavirus: Four workers ‘escape’ Herefordshire vegetable farm

Four workers ‘escape’ from coronavirus-hit vegetable farm in Herefordshire

Four vegetable pickers have fled the farm where 75 people working and living on the site in trailers tested positive for coronavirus.  The workers, three of whom had tested positive for Covid-19, are believed to have run across fields near Rook Row Farm in order to escape after staff working for A S Green And Co … Read more Four workers ‘escape’ from coronavirus-hit vegetable farm in Herefordshire

Quiz suspends supplier over claims it was paying workers £3-an-hour at Leicester clothing factory

Fast-fashion brand Quiz has suspended one of its suppliers amid claims that its factory workers in Leicester are paid as little as £3-an-hour.   It comes after an undercover reporter for The Times was told by bosses at a factory, where she saw Quiz-branded jackets, she would be paid at well below the legal minimum wage.  The journalist was … Read more Quiz suspends supplier over claims it was paying workers £3-an-hour at Leicester clothing factory