Government will be culpable for mass unemployment if they go ahead with furlough cuts, Labour warns

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Ministers will be “culpable” for mass unemployment if they go ahead with planned blanket cuts to the furlough scheme, Labour has warned. Business groups and opposition politicians said on Friday night that firms will likely have to let their staff go...

NRA Cuts Salaries, Prepares For Layoffs As Coronavirus Spreads

The National Rifle Association will cut salaries, lay off employees and cancel planned events due to the group’s floundering financial situation, which has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre told board members on Monday that the “elimination of certain positions” is in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus,...

Del Duca says he would reverse Ford’s education cuts

The front-runner for the Ontario Liberal leadership would reverse Premier Doug Ford’s education cuts and repeal a controversial law capping public-sector wage increases if elected.Steven Del Duca, who served as a minister in premier Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet, said he would make those changes should he become Liberal leader on March 7 and win the next provincial election in 2022.“We need a...