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American Airlines faces backlash after introducing Black Lives Matter badge

American Airlines is facing backlash among workers after allowing its cabin crew to wear Black Lives Matter badges on their uniforms while on duty. The commercial jet carrier announced on Sunday that it would be introducing the new policy across ...


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A four-day week: a solution for unemployment?

Think tank Autonomy has been looking into what a post-COVID economy could look like, with a focus on the possibility of adopting a four-day week as an alternative to an increase in unemployment. They argue that, as contributions from the governme...


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Welshman sues employer over “racist sheep banter”

A Welshman is suing his former employer for racism after workmates repeatedly called him a “sheep s**gger”. Sixty-one-year-old James Bracegirdle, a health and safety expert, claims he was subjected to “increasingly hostile racis...


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Military personnel must be held accountable for crimes committed overseas

The government should withdraw plans that could make it more difficult to hold UK military personnel to account for crimes committed overseas, including torture and ill treatment, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has said. In a fol...


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Leading organisations commit to prioritising mental health when retuning to work

The CIPD is one of 33 leading organisations that has committed to prioritising the mental health of its employees as they return to work. Joining organisations including Unilever, Barclays and Santander, the CIPD has signed an open letter to The T...


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Ethnicity pay gap – call for reporting to be mandatory

A new report from Business in the Community (BITC) entitled Race at Work: The Black Voices Report, features new analysis on the largest survey on race ever carried out. These never-before-seen figures, says BITC, are a stark de...