Air New Zealand plans to cut up to 385 more cabin crew jobs

* Would take job losses to 37% of pre-COVID workforce

* Cuts are deeper than at rivals Qantas, Singapore Airlines

* Union calls on airline to stop outsourcing roles

SYDNEY, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Air New Zealand Ltd said on Wednesday it aims to cut up to 385 more cabin crew jobs due to the lack of long-haul international flying, which would take its COVID-19 related job losses to around 37% of its workforce.

The percentage figure is higher than the cuts to nearly 30% of jobs at Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd and around 20% at Singapore Airlines Ltd.

Air New Zealand said in a statement it would need fewer cabin crew due to the decline in demand on North American routes, which had led it to reduce return flights to Los Angeles to three a week from daily and convert San Francisco flights to cargo only.

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Amazon plans to add 3,000 more jobs in Arizona expansion

Amazon.com, which already employs more than 17,500 people in Arizona, plans to add another 3,000 permanent jobs in the state as it gears up for what could be a robust holiday shopping season.

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Amazon, which entered Arizona in 2007 with its first 300 employees, expects to open 11 new buildings in the state in 2020, said Lisa Guinn, a company spokeswoman.

Amazon has operations in Phoenix, the West Valley, East Valley, Tucson and elsewhere. That includes a massive fulfillment and shipping center in west Phoenix with a footprint of 1.2 million square feet or roughly 28 football fields, she said.

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The online-retailing giant also plans to hire 100,000 full- and part-time workers across the nation, with pay starting at $15 an

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Cricket-ECB plans to make 62 jobs redundant due to COVID-19

Sept 15 (Reuters) – The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is planning to make 62 positions within the organisation redundant due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, chief executive Tom Harrison said on Tuesday.

With professional cricket in the country suspended for several months due to the coronavirus, Harrison said the game had sustained losses of more than 100 million pounds ($128.92 million).

That figure could rise to 200 million pounds if there is further disruption to the calendar next year.

The sport’s new competition, The Hundred, was expected to add 11 million pounds of revenue to the game in its first year but it was postponed until 2021.

“The entire cricket network has pulled together to get us through this challenge so far and overcoming it will mean continuing to make tough decisions as we have done this year,” Harrison said in a statement.

“Over recent

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Teachers unions clash with governments over coronavirus school reopening plans

This time, the strike was averted. The government agreed to delay reopening and to add a framework for relocating teachers and student from schools that could not meet precautionary criteria, Maluleke said.

From picket lines to Zoom calls and even jail cells, the pandemic has thrust teachers unions to the forefront of the debate over education during the coronavirus pandemic. How to safely reopen schools has become a central question, with school closures affecting well over a billion students, according to the United Nations, in addition to economies and daily life for working families.

Around the world, there has been “a lot of brinkmanship” with governments, said David Edwards, the general secretary of Education International, a Brussels-based international federation of teachers unions. “Teachers unions are trying to find a way to get their kids safely back to school.”

During the pandemic, most near-strikes never came to pass, Edwards said. When

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Lloyds to cut hundreds of UK jobs as it revives restructuring plans



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More than 1,200 staff at restaurant chain Pizza Hut and high street lender Lloyds Banking Group are facing redundancy, adding to a torrent of job cuts announced amid the pandemic.

Pizza Hut is considering closing up to 29 of its 244 UK outlets with the potential loss of 450 jobs.

The main UK franchisee of the US-owned business is also seeking to cut rents, asking landlords to base payment demands on turnoverat each outlet, under a restructuring deal called a company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

The deal does not affect the Pizza Hut delivery business, which is separately owned.

High street lockdowns, social distancing rules and fears of the virus have hit trade at restaurant groups that were struggling even before lockdown restrictions, forcing them to make cutbacks.

The planned closures and redundancies follow similar moves at fellow Italian specialists Pizza Express and

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In City Council hearing, MTA, Baltimore school officials discuss bus plans for students

Questions about bus service already are flooding in from the parents of Baltimore students.



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What would the Maryland Transit Administration’s plan to reduce bus service by 20% in January due to fiscal losses from the coronavirus mean for the 29,000 students who rely on it?

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Will crowded buses skip students’ stops to make sure proper social distancing is maintained? For however long classes remain virtual, how would students be able to access schools to pick up meals and other resources?

“It’s going to be delicate dance, I’m not going to lie,” said Kevin Quinn, chief of the MTA. “It’s going to be complicated, and communication is going to really be key.”

As students returned to virtual classes this week, MTA and Baltimore City Public Schools

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Amazon Announces Plans to Create More Than 2,500 Full-Time Jobs in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

Two new fulfillment centres to be built in Ajax and Hamilton

Five new delivery stations are also confirmed for Kitchener, Stoney Creek, Vaughan, Etobicoke and Scarborough

SEATTLE, Sept. 9, 2020 /CNW/ – (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon.com, Inc. today announced plans to open two new fulfillment centres in Hamilton, Ontario and Ajax, Ontario. The new fulfillment centres are anticipated to open in 2021 and will create more than 2,500 new, full-time jobs with competitive hourly wages, comprehensive benefits and an industry-leading workplace. This will bring Amazon’s total to 10 fulfillment centres in Ontario and 16 in Canada.

“We’re thrilled to continue expanding our operations in Ontario with our newest fulfillment centres in Hamilton and Ajax,” said Sumegha Kumar, Director, Canadian Customer Fulfillment Operations, Amazon Canada. “We’ve had great success with the talented workforce in Ontario, and we look forward to creating an additional

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Abia: Gov. Ikpeazu reveals plans for Proposed University of Science and Technology

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has received the report of the Exploratory Committee on the Establishment of Abia State International University of Science and Technology, Aba.

The Governor while, speaking after he was officially presented the document by the chairman of the committee, Prof Anya.O.Anya, at a virtual session, said, “Time has come for the people of Abia to embrace science and technology in order to remain relevant in the ever-evolving world.”

He also said that the project will fill a very important void of redefining the state and equally make a way for the present and future generation.

The governor, who made it clear that, he is mindful of the huge financial burden that comes with such a gigantic project, noted that by the grace of God, the idea will be achieved and will not be abandoned.

He, however, promised to thoroughly study the report and set up

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Ulster Bank plans to cut 266 jobs to reduce costs



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ULSTER BANK HAS has confirmed that it plans to cut 266 jobs on the island in a bid to rein in costs.

The bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the London-listed NatWest Group, which employs 2,900 people in Ireland, has informed staff of a new restructuring plan.

It is understood that some 216 jobs are to be shed in the Republic and 53 in the North. Some 57 new roles will also be created, 29 in the south and 28 in the North.

Commenting, a spokesperson for the bank said, “We have announced the next phase of our programme to reduce our costs which includes operational changes and a reduction of 266 roles, which we aim to achieve on a voluntary redundancy basis, where possible.

“A small number of roles have also been created. We know this is difficult news for our colleagues and we are doing everything

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Lloyds Bank to cut 865 jobs in restructuring plans made pre Covid



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Lloyds Bank plans to shed hundreds of jobs as it works to simplify the business after putting plans on hold for several months due to Covid-19.

The bank said it will slash 865 jobs mainly in its insurance, wealth and retail teams.

The cuts will lead to a net reduction of 639 in Lloyds’ headcount as the bank has also created 226 jobs.



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More unemployment misery for hundreds as Lloyds Bank announces plans to cut 865 jobs. The job loss plans were put on hold in February before the pandemic hit

Earlier on Wednesday, Lloyds indicated the job losses included 780 cuts that were announced in February but put on hold because of the pandemic.

It has now clarified the new reductions are on top of the 780 already planned.

Unite union national officer Rob MacGregor said he

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