German Labor Minister Hubertus Heil vowed Friday to close a loophole in industrial relations law that currently excludes flight crews from having their own voice in company corridors unless specified in their collective employer-union contracts. Visiting Ryanair staff in Frankfurt Friday, Heil said would ask parliament to remove the loophole from Paragraph 117 of the Works Constitution Act (Betriebsverfassungsgesetz) so that crews too could utilize Germany's widespread employee representation. For months, Ryanair has faced strikes across Europe by aviation-sector unions demanding that it negotiate with them as industrial partners and reach collective agreements. Entire government defied Heil warned Ryanair to drop its resistance to collective agreements, saying: "whoever behaves like that defies the entire federal government ... Exploitation must not become a business model in Germany." Martin Locker, head of the pilots' union Cockpit said "employers use this loophole … [Read more...] about Ryanair: German minister pledges law change for more workers’ rights
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On Tuesday, after weeks of suspense-less delay, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a six week abortion ban into law as he’d long promised. The bill, slated to go into effect in January 2020, includes an incendiary provision declaring “unborn children are a class of living, distinct person.” The impact of those words, as laid out by Mark Joseph Stern at Slate, is far-reaching: it would effectively criminalize — with penalties including life in prison and death — any woman who seeks an abortion or even one who miscarries in the state. That’s a staggering thought, considering that one in four women will have an abortion before the age of 45. The implications are serious enough that the day Kemp signed the law, Wire co-creator David Simon, who runs Blown Deadline Productions, declared on Twitter that his production company would not consider the state as a location for any upcoming projects. “I can’t ask any female member of any film production … [Read more...] about Netflix Silent as Calls for Boycott Over Georgia Abortion Law Grow
Email By business reporter Daniel Ziffer Updated November 20, 2019 01:52:49 Photo: Daryl Oehm had accounts with AMP at the time of his death. (Supplied) Related Story: CBA customer dead for a decade but still charged fees, commission hears Related Story: AMP charges dead customers for life insurance Related Story: How banks charge dead people fees Map: Australia Revelations that scandal-prone financial giant AMP has continued to knowingly charge dead customers have been called "confronting and disappointing" by the head of Australia's corporate watchdog. Key points:ASIC chair James Shipton told a parliamentary inquiry he will personally be involved in the inquiry into allegations AMP continued to charge customer Daryl Oehm despite being informed of his deathMr Shipton says the case is particularly disappointing as it occurred after the financial services royal commission exposed the "charging-the-dead" scandalAMP had already been exposed for continuing to charge life … [Read more...] about ASIC chair vows to intervene as AMP continues to charge customers after death
Ryanair has announced that it has reached agreement with the German pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) over wages, benefits and working conditions. The four-year deal comes following a lengthy period of tensions and negotiations between the Irish budget airline and the union, which represents many of the carrier's German-based pilots. The deal includes provisions on pay, pensions, pilot allowances and annual leave, but detailed documentation on the agreement is not expected to be available until the end of February. Read more: Ryanair seeks soft landing as strikes continue Crucially, the agreements will apply German labor laws and not Irish labor laws — where Ryanair is based — for the airline's German-based pilots. This demand to apply local labor laws has been a central sticking point in the many industrial disputes that have beset the airline over the past year. News of the agreement follows a deal struck last month between Ryanair and the German trade union … [Read more...] about Ryanair strikes deal with German pilot union
K RaveendranIt is estimated that bets worth Rs 1,300 crore are placed on every One Day International (ODI) cricket match that the Indian team plays. These estimates cite an example from 2015, when the Indian cricket team played 21 ODI matches. This would mean a total betting amount of about Rs 27,300 crore.A Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) report of 2013 put the size of India’s underground betting market size at Rs 3 lakh-crore and lamented that India was losing colossal amounts that should have been available for development, only if betting was regulated and taxed.Close This is the most compulsive argument in favour of legalising betting, which is now engaging the active consideration of the government. The Law Commission of India has produced a report titled Legal Framework: Gambling and Sports Betting Including Cricket in India, on a recommendation from the Supreme Court. related news Financial crunch due to Centre's failure to release … [Read more...] about Policy | Is it time to regulate gambling in India?