Economy

US: Union study reveals gender and race pay disparities in Tribune’s syndicated newsrooms

US: Union study reveals gender and race pay disparities in Tribune’s syndicated newsrooms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLcQimYX_BM Tribune Guilds Pay Equity Study Brussels 16 March 2022 - On Wednesday 2 March, members of the Tribune Publishing Guilds released a study highlighting pay inequities based on race, gender and ethnicity in Tribune's newspaper U.S. newsrooms. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its American affiliate, The News Guild, in urging the media group to create a more fair work environment for all employees. The findings are based on data including the salaries of 384 members and survey responses showing that "Tribune does not compensate workers fairly, that employees accept more work while being denied raises, that collective bargaining has had…
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‘Economic war’

‘Economic war’

Which companies have pulled out of Russia — and which have not? By David Leonhardt and Ian Prasad Philbrick A line for A.T.M. of Alfa Bank in Moscow last month.Victor Berzkin/Associated Press ‘Economic war’ It’s hard to think of a precedent: The British government yesterday ordered Chelsea — one of the world’s most glamorous soccer clubs and Europe’s defending champion — to stop conducting almost all its business operations. Chelsea can no longer sell tickets or sign players. A team-owned hotel near Chelsea’s West London stadium stopped taking reservations, while the official souvenir store abruptly closed. “Shoppers, who had been filling baskets with…
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How Europe is funding Putin’s war

How Europe is funding Putin’s war

European countries are reluctant to stop buying oil and gas from Russia for fear of economic consequences at home. BY CORNELIUS HIRSCH, GIOVANNA COI AND JAMES RANDERSON February 24, 2022  Who's paying for Russian President Vladimir Putin's jet fighters and tanks? The same EU countries that say they want him to stop his assault on Ukraine, a country that is supposedly their ally. It's a crazy paradox that Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki raised at an EU leaders' summit on sanctions against Moscow that ran into Friday morning. The bloc was unable to agree measures against the SWIFT international payments system because so many…
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Doors closed, living on air

Doors closed, living on air

ANGELIKI MITROPOULOU 16th February 2022 As Greece shows in extremis, the cultural sector is crying out for appropriate social policies. Greek tragedy—a protest by actors in Athens last May, highlighting the impact of cancelled events (lexandros Michailidis / shutterstock.com) For the first time in decades, in 2020 longstanding cultural institutions around Europe were forced by the coronavirus to close their doors to visitors and employees. From March that year, cinemas and theatres began to shut while concerts were cancelled. Two years into the triple crisis—health, economic, social—caused by the pandemic, some sectors still haven’t recovered. The cultural sector has suffered a great deal, because…
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