UK business leaders call for clarity over ending lockdown

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Business leaders have called on the UK government to provide greater clarity over when and how the coronavirus lockdown will end as ministers step up efforts to help companies restart operations. Although prime minister Boris Johnson on Monday signalled that it was too early to lift social distancing measures, the business department has set up six working groups with industry to draw up guidelines for the safe return of employees to different working environments. Alok Sharma, the business secretary, has privately ordered officials to work with businesses on guidance covering outdoor, leisure, offices, non-food retail, factory and warehousing. The guidance…

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Fortune Union asks for more severance for laid-off workers

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The union that represents journalists at Fortune magazine sent the following letter to CEO Alan Murray about its layoffs last week:Dear Alan,As Fortune employees, we love this publication and have tremendous gratitute for the ways we have been supported as journalists over the years. That’s why we were so deeply let down by management’s counteroffer, with zero additional severance for laid-off employees, on Thursday. It felt like a cold and avoidable exception to the leadership management has historically shown and, if not remedied, will damage Fortune’s reputation as an attractive place to work for years to come.We recognize that Fortune…

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