The Daily Mail reported on Saturday that employees of Luxembourg-owned International Automotive Components (IAC), which fits the trim to the Jaguar Land Rover, were bemoaning the state of the Christmas bonus at their place of employment.
Their bonus consists of a buffet with a choice of bacon or sausage sandwiches.
A report commissioned by Royal Mail suggests that the law in England and Wales is inadequate when it comes to protecting postal workers who are attacked by dogs, according to the BBC.
The report recommends a change in the law as owners of dogs who attack postal workers on private property cannot be prosecuted.
A Northern Ireland woman has been awarded £27,000 by an employment tribunal for the sexual harassment she received while working at J&M Services, according to the BBC.
The woman was subjected to “disgracefully lewd comments” by Mervyn Johnston and Joe McFall, and was then dismissed when running late from taking her child to a doctor’s appointment.
Premier Foods, maker of Hovis breads, is reportedly going to close two bakeries and shed 900 jobs next year, according to the BBC.
The company will close bakeries in west London and Birmingham, as well as cutting 130 distribution routes and closing distribution centres in west London, Birmingham, Plymouth and Mendlesham in order to simplify its bread distribution network.
According to The Telegraph, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will today announce that both parents will be able to take six months off work at the same time to look after new babies, according to The Telegraph.
Under the plans, new parents will be able to divide a year’s worth of parental leave as they see fit, and will be able to take time off work together to spend time with their new baby.
Arthur Redfearn, former British National Party (BNP) councillor in Bradford, has won a case at the European Court of Human Rights regarding his sacking by Serco, according to The Independent.
Mr Redfearn, a bus driver who transported adults and children with physical and mental difficulties around Bradford, was dismissed after being elected as a councillor in 2004.
According to the BBC, Royal Mail will create 1,000 positions over the next four years with an investment of £75m in its parcels business.
In autumn 2013, the company will open a processing centre in Chorley. Two depots will open in Cornwall and Hampshire and nine existing facilities will either have their sizes increased or moved to bigger locations over four years.
Automobile manufacturer Ford has announced the closure of a Southampton Transit van factory and the stamping plant at Dagenham, according to the BBC.
The closures will result in the direct loss of 1,400 jobs; however unions believe it will affect suppliers as well and so could lead to 2,000 job losses.
This Wednesday, at the Supreme Court in London, five senior judges ruled on a case concerning whether equal pay claims could be made in the civil court rather than being confined to Employment Tribunals, as reported by the BBC.
The ruling, which follows those made previously by the High Court and the Court of Appeal on the matter, also has implications regarding the time-limit in which ex-employees can launch such claims.
New rules introduced by the Government today mean that people who decline jobs or leave a role without good reason could have their unemployment benefit taken away for up to three years, according to The Huffington Post.
Previously those people who have declined positions or left without a satisfactory explanation have had their benefits stopped for up to three months, so the new rule is a much stricter approach.