LONDON (DPA) - London's Heathrow Airport cancelled over 100 flights ahead of planned two-day strike next week, British media reported on Friday (Aug 2). Unite, Britain's largest union, said its 4,000 members overwhelmingly rejected a revised pay deal ahead of crunch talks between the union and Heathrow Airport bosses, with plans of a walkout on Monday and Tuesday likely to go ahead. The airport, Britain's biggest, pre-emptively cancelled 172 flights as last minute talks to avoid the action were being held, according to British newspapers the Telegraph and the Independent. Heathrow said in a statement that, as part of a contingency plan, it was working with airlines to "consolidate and reduce the number of flights operating during the strike period". The airport said that it remains committed to finding a solution with Unite, but charged that "the proposed strike action has been unreasonably designed to impact passengers taking well-deserved holidays". In a statement, the union warned … [Read more...] about Heathrow airport cancels hundreds of flights ahead of strike
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Business Walmart Chile said on Monday it would resume talks with a union of 17,000 workers who walked off the job last week amid a major push by the global retail giant to automate jobs and slash costs. 15 Jul 2019 10:21PM Bookmark SANTIAGO: Walmart Chile said on Monday it would resume talks with a union of 17,000 workers who walked off the job last week amid a major push by the global retail giant to automate jobs and slash costs.The walkout has closed at least one fourth of the approximately 400 stores that Walmart Inc operates in Chile. Striking workers carrying protest signs have blocked access to many stores around Santiago.The company said in a statement that it hoped to continue with constructive dialogue but said it also worried about "the illegal blockades of outlets that have occurred throughout the strike."Lider's Inter-Company Union (SIL) could not immediately be reached for comment.Union leaders said the key sticking point was a salary increase. As automation … [Read more...] about Walmart Chile to resume talks with union amid strike
BOC told to create team vs waste imports Mary Grace Padin (The Philippine Star) - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Finance (DOF) has ordered the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to create a strike team to guard against the entry into the country of waste materials from overseas. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III issued the directive to Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero during a recent DOF executive committee meeting. Guerrero said he has called on the BOC’s counterparts in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to strengthen law enforcement to prevent the region from becoming a dumping ground for hazardous materials, such as garbage from other countries. Guerrero said his fellow customs officials welcomed his proposal. In response, Dominguez said the Philippines should establish a special unit tasked to protect the country from imported waste. “It’s … [Read more...] about BOC told to create team vs waste imports
Dominguez eyes Customs strike team vs garbage imports (Philstar.com) - July 11, 2019 - 2:01pm MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Finance said Thursday it ordered the Bureau of Customs to study the possible formation of a special strike team to guard against the entry of waste materials that other countries are attempting to dump in the Philippines. In a statement, Finance Secretary Dominguez III said the strike team that he wants at the BOC will be “akin to a special environmental strike force team that will be activated to guard the entry of hazardous materials in the country.” “It's time we put up something like an environmental unit in the Customs (bureau) to really act on this garbage issue,” Dominguez said. Tonnes of Canadian garbage left in the Philippines for years arrived back home last month, putting an end to a festering diplomatic row that highlighted … [Read more...] about Dominguez eyes Customs strike team vs garbage imports
FRANCE: In the four years since the last Women's World Cup in Canada, the competition and talent among female footballers has gotten stronger - and more global. The stage will be as big as ever when this year's tournament kicks off Jun 7 in Paris.In our latest ESPN FC Rank, we polled our experts to gauge which players will stand out in France.25. SHANICE VAN DE SANDENAnother from the Lyon dynasty, Shanice van de Sanden is best known for two things: her blazing speed and her trademark bright red lipstick. One of the fastest players in the women's game, Van de Sanden is an absolute handful to deal with on the right wing for opposing full-backs due to her pace and skill. A player who debuted for the Oranje at just 16, she was a key member of the Netherlands' victorious European Championship side in 2017 and will be appearing in her second World Cup this summer. Van de Sanden, now 26, has 15 goals in 63 caps for the Netherlands, but it is her ability to get in behind … [Read more...] about Who is the best player at the Women’s World Cup?