The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) is making a formal complaint to the Ethical Trading Initiative over the use of agency workers at Greencore’s Northampton sandwich factory.BFAWU claims it was unfair of the company, which produces sandwiches and other food-to-go items at the site on Moulton Park Industrial Estate, to bring in extra agency workers when more than 600 members are furloughed.It believes this is against the Ethical Trading Initiative’s (ETI) base code and that it has made numerous attempts to resolve this issue.As such, the union is lodging a formal complaint with the ETI – an alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers’ rights across the world.“We are not prepared to sit back and allow blatant breaches of Ethical Trading Initiative code which is there to protect workers from exploitation. BFAWU is now making a formal complaint to the ETI board,” said George Atwell, regional officer, BFAWU.Greencore said the agency workers were brought in in response to a “sharp, positive increase in customer demand” at the Northampton site, which meant it had to quickly increase headcount.“Given the time-sensitive nature of the customer’s request, the need to swiftly increase headcount was partly met by the mobilisation of resources from our longstanding agency partner,” a spokesperson said.They added that furloughed colleagues have also been invited back to work on a flexible basis to which the business has seen a “positive” response.“As demand continues to recover and strengthen, we intend to bring back colleagues in line with demand, and in a capacity that is compatible with colleagues’ parental and domestic responsibilities,” the spokesperson added.Greencore is writing to all remaining colleagues on furlough to explain that it would like to be able to deploy them flexibly as needed.
London: Roger Federer faces an uphill task to qualify for the last four of the ATP Finals after defeat by Dominic Thiem on Sunday following a masterclass by Novak Djokovic. Six-time champion Federer was beaten 7-5, 7-5 in the evening match on the opening day after Djokovic had swatted aside debutant Matteo Berrettini in the earlier Group Bjorn Borg contest in London. Federer and Djokovic will meet later in the week in a repeat of this year’s epic Wimbledon final, with two players advancing from the four-man group. The Swiss 20-time Grand Slam winner recovered quickly from being broken in the first game of the match but the Austrian fifth seed repeated the dose in the 11th game and took the opening set 7-5. Federer, uncharacteristically wayward, squandered an early chance to break in the second set and the games went with serve until the 11th game again, when Thiem broke to love after the third seed dumped a forehand into the net.The Austrian stuttered while serving for the match, forced to save two break points, but he held his nerve to take the set 7-5 and seal a deserved victory on his second match point. “I thought Dominic saved himself real well when he had to,” said Federer. “So I thought he played a tough first-round performance today, and my game was probably just not good enough, and the start didn’t help. It’s a normal tournament from here on forward,” added the 38-year-old, who may now have to beat Djokovic to progress. “Not allowed to lose anymore for me. That’s how it is every week of the year for the last 20 years, so from that standpoint there is nothing new there.” Thiem came into the match with a 4-2 winning record against his illustrious opponent but the result is still a surprise. The only time Federer has failed to progress to the knockout stages was in 2008. “We had a good and close match, and it’s always special to beat Roger, who is a legend,” said Thiem, who impressed with his clean hitting. “It’s amazing to play against probably the best player of all time, but luckily I have a pretty good record against him.” Earlier, Djokovic began his quest for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title and sixth year-end number one spot a 6-2, 6-1 romp against Berrettini. The Serbian was last week nudged off the top position in the rankings by Rafael Nadal, who is also in the eight-man field in London. Djokovic eyes No. 1 Djokovic must reach the final at the O2 Arena to stand any chance of dislodging Nadal but there are major questions over the Spaniard’s fitness. If the Serbian does claim the year-end number one spot, he would match the record of Pete Sampras and victory at the end-of-season event would equal Federer’s mark. The second seed saw off the challenge of Berrettini in just 64 minutes, converting five of seven break points and at one stage going on an eight-game streak. “It feels great to be back,” said the Wimbledon champion. “Earlier this year I had a great stay in London, and over the years I’ve played well in this arena.”Also Read | Rafael Nadal Faces Race Against Time To Being Fit For Year-Ending ATP FinalsNadal, who has never won the event, is bidding to clinch the year-end number one spot in the ATP rankings for a fifth time. The tournament, featuring the year’s best eight players, is contested in a round-robin format with the best four players and doubles teams reaching the knockout semi-finals stage. Nadal, in Group Andre Agassi, begins his campaign on Monday against defending champion Alexander Zverev. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hazard insists Chelsea still in the title raceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea ace Eden Hazard insists they’re still in the title race.Hazard struck in victory at Brighton yesterday.He said, “I like scoring, but it’s not important to me, the most important thing is winning the games. “That’s why I’m on the field, we knew before the match that we had to score a third goal, when you’re 3-0 it’s harder for the teams to come back, but we did not concede the goal and the pressure came up. “We managed the game well. We want to be at the top of the standings at the end of the season, we know that Man City and Liverpool are good teams but we do not want the gap to be big.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Celtic midfielder James Forrest being watched by Liverpoolby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCeltic midfielder James Forrest is being watched by Liverpool.The Scottish Sun says Liverpool are interested in signing Celtic midfielder Forrest.It’s reported that Jurgen Klopp has been keeping tabs on the winger for a number of months.Forrest has impressed for the Bhoys this term, scoring 17 times.The 27-year-old has a deal at Parkhead until 2022, but could be available for around £8million.
SNAPPED! Arsenal ace Aubameyang happy winding up Spurs fansby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang enjoyed joining fans winding up Tottenham after their Carabao Cup shock at Colchester United.Following Spurs’ elimination, Arsenal fans took to social media to make fun of their rivals’ misfortune.One supporter messaged Aubameyang on Instagram and tried to see if the Gunners’ star striker would be interested in joining the bandwagon.The fan posted: “Like if you’re laughing at Spurs.”The Gabon international didn’t disappoint the Arsenal faithful as he liked the message and appeared to be enjoying Tottenham’s woeful loss.Aubameyang hates Spurs. My captain. pic.twitter.com/KZ5cA3eCj1— TheUnaiView (@TheUnaiView) September 25, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Urban Meyer the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes hugs his wife Shelley Meyer on the field after 27-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Urban Meyer lives next to a golf course in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio State coach jokes that he and his son, Nate, will often sneak onto the Muirfield Village Golf Club course and play a couple holes. The Buckeyes’ head coach has found some time to golf amid the post-national championship tour and recruiting period. For those who care, Urban Meyer is soon to take part in a hole in one contest at the Phoenix Open. It’s live on Golf Channel NOW— Matt Barnes (@Matt_NBC4) January 28, 2015Here’s the 50-year-old coach teeing off at the famous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, home of this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. Based on how Meyer’s month has gone, he probably hit a hole-in-one.
In the last game between the two Premier League teams, it was Liverpool that turned the game around and became the first team to beat City in this season. However, this does not scare Guardiola and he will not make his footballers play a defensive style of football.Last time when the Citizens visited Anfield back in January, they left with a bitter taste in their mouths. They were leading until Klopp’s men decided they have to take control of the game and did so indeed. However, this will not make Guardiola make his team abandon their attacking priciples.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“If I said to my players that we are going to do something different, to change how we play, they would look at me and think, ‘This guy is scared.’ They would say, ‘The manager doesn’t trust himself,” he shared, according to FourFourTwo.“Of course, I consider what is the value from Liverpool, I’m concerned about what they do, I’m not so arrogant to think it doesn’t matter what they do. But we’re not going to defend 90 minutes and play one counter-attack. Why should we change when it has been going well so far?” he went on to add.
According to former Irish footballer Richard Dunne, Seamus Coleman will be deeply hurt after being dropped from the Everton side.Seamus Coleman was not selected to play in Everton’s last match.And according to former Irish footballer Richard Dunne, this will hurt the player tremendously.“Seamus Coleman is not used to being dropped, for club or country, so the fact that he was left out of the Everton side for their last game will hurt,” Dunne wrote on The Independent.“But Seamus won’t panic and he won’t throw a strop looking for a move. He will do what he has always done and work hard to get back to where he was.”Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It’s tough for Seamus as when a team are going through a bad spell, such as Everton are at the moment; the manager does not want the spotlight to be on him so he makes changes to the team,” he commented.“The boss will usually look for a response, maybe find a lucky starting XI from the changes he’s made to get him that result he needs to ease the pressure.”“Seamus has been around long enough to understand all of this and that it’s part of the professional game,” Dunne explained.“He was out of the side for the last game away to Leicester but he could well be back in for their FA cup tie at home to Lincoln City tomorrow. He has to stay patient.”
The Rossoneri captain believes his team will do well against Juventus in the Supercoppa Italiana tomorrow in Saudi Arabia.Ahead of the clash between Juventus and AC Milan in the Supercoppa Italiana in Saudi Arabia, Rossoneri captain Alessio Romagnoli talked to the press.“I have positive feelings, the atmosphere is very beatific,” he was quoted by Calcio Mercato.“This can be a turning point to the season, tomorrow we will give our best.”Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“We will play against the strongest team of the last seven years in Italy, but everything can happen in a one-off game,” he added.“We must be aware that facing Juventus is a great test and it can be the turning point this season.”“It happened in Doha, now we have an even stronger team. We are more mature, stronger than Doha, we can’t be afraid of Juve,” he commented.“Higuain? You will have to ask those in charge of the transfer market. We are players and we only think about the field. He is calm, he only thinks about the field, the rest of the question is for Leonardo and Maldini.”