FILE PHOTO: Tails of Air France airplanes are seen at Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, near Paris, France, August 26, 2018. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo (Reuters) - Air France said on Friday it had reached a pay agreement for 2019 with unions representing ground staff, as it seeks to move on from labor disputes which weighed on its results last year. The deal will provide for pay increases of 1.8 percent, as well as money to finance individual bonuses and measures to make the payment of overtime easier, Air France said. The airline was hit by a series of costly strikes in 2018, which led to the departure of chief executive Jean-Marc Janaillac in May and his replacement by former Air Canada executive Ben Smith. On Thursday Air France announced the signing of a new agreement with cabin crew. “Together with yesterday’s signing of the agreement with Air France cabin crew, this is proof of our dedication to re-establishing trust with all Air France … [Read more...] about Air France reaches pay deal with ground staff
0 Comments Northern Ireland health trust told to explain sending 61 staff to Amsterdam conference BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Belfast Health Trust has been told to justify sending 61 staff to a major international health trust in the Netherlands. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-health-trust-told-to-explain-sending-61-staff-to-amsterdam-conference-36866534.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article36866690.ece/7146a/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_ed59bbf8-b402-4b6e-99ca-346a329df96f_embedded889335 Email The Belfast Health Trust has been told to justify sending 61 staff to a major international health trust in the Netherlands. The BBC Stephen Nolan show reported the Trust - the largest in Northern Ireland - was sending the delegation to the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Amsterdam on Wednesday. In total around 100 health workers from across Northern Ireland various public bodies are attending. One trust … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland health trust told to explain sending 61 staff to Amsterdam conference
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Business by Alex Horton and Rachel Siegel by Alex Horton and Rachel Siegel Email the author April 23 at 7:43 PM Email the author White police officers in Alabama wrestled a black woman to the ground in a Waffle House early Sunday morning, exposing her breasts during the struggle and prompting comparisons to two black men arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks earlier this month. Yet local police maintain that the three officers involved followed protocol and said the department is “not choosing to take any action at this time.” At a news conference Monday afternoon, officials said the woman and … [Read more...] about A woman was tackled to the ground by police at a Alabama Waffle House. The police are defending the arrest.
Baltimore's arcane system of ground rents, widely viewed as a harmless vestige of colonial law, is increasingly being used by some investors to seize homes or extract large fees from people who often are ignorant of the loosely regulated process, an investigation by The Sun has found. Tens of thousands of Baltimore homeowners must pay rent twice a year on the land under their houses. If they fall behind on the payments, the ground rent holders can sue to seize the houses-- and have done so nearly 4,000 times in the past six years, sometimes over back rent as little as $24, The Sun found. More than half of the ground rent suits filed in the past six years were brought by entities associated with four groups of individuals and families, court records show. Most ground rent holders insist that home ownership is rarely put in peril. But Baltimore judges awarded houses to ground rent holders at least 521 times between 2000 and the end of March 2006, The Sun found, analyzing court computer … [Read more...] about On shaky ground
But to a staff member of TorqueNews.com, it sounded like “the sweet roar of a high performance engine” that could belong to the highly anticipated 2018 Corvette ZR1 or the rumored mid-engine C8. “Starting early this morning (Monday), we could hear something on the GM test track accelerating hard through the gears over and over on end,” Patrick Rall wrote on the website, “and while we couldn’t get a look at what was making this sweet sound, it was clearly a high-performance V8 engine.” Rall says the test went on “over and over” for about four hours, only stopping when rain began to fall. Because each “run” came closely together, he speculates that GM may have been testing a collection of cars, “running each of them up through the gears under hard throttle and then letting off … only to have another go a short time later.” He said it sounded as if each test put the cars through what sounded like wide … [Read more...] about What Was Making that Huge Sound Out at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds Yesterday??