Fnac staff anger over Sunday trading

Paris staff in the Fnac cultural products chain are up in arms over Sunday trading plans following recent legislation adopted by parliament to boost the economy. The two unions concerned—Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT) and SUD—allege that six of the seven Fnac stores in Paris should be excluded from the newly defined international tourist zones that permit shops to open on Sundays. Only the Champs Elysées outlet qualifies, the unions said in a joint statement. The criteria defining the zones are international appeal, and crowds of big-spending foreign tourists. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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FaZe Clan stock will trade on the Nasdaq after SPAC deal: Read CEO Lee Trink’s memo to staff

In an internal company memo, Trink says FaZe Clan is “evolving from a digital publisher into an intellectual property engine.” FaZe Clan, the gaming and entertainment content platform, has announced its plans to go public through a proposed SPAC deal that gives the company a $1 billion... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Book trade staff brave heat to tread London Marathon

Orion's Tom Noble and Alice Commins are among book trade figures running in Sunday’s Virgin London Marathon to raise money for charity. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Over 80% of staff concerned about trade’s gender pay gap

An overwhelming 84% of people responding to a Bookseller survey have revealed that they are concerned by their company’s gender pay gap report, with just over half dissatisfied with their firm’s plans to tackle it. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Building for the future: trade staff on diversity

Ahead of the ‘Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference’ on 13th November, The Bookseller spoke to seven panelists about their experiences of inclusivity in the sector, and what steps can be taken to accelerate change. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer Competition Opens to Trade Authors and Indies

A rarity among major prize programs, the Young Writer of the Year Award welcomes the entries of work by self-publishing writers as well as trade authors. The post The UK’s Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer Competition Opens to Trade Authors and Indies appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trade fears for supply and skill of staff after Article 50

Fears for the status of staff from EU member states has emerged as the “overwhelming” concern for the UK book trade, as it grapples with the realities of Brexit in the week Article 50 was triggered. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Harry Potter magic comes up against Sunday trading laws

Booksellers have been lobbying publisher Little, Brown to change the date of the release of the eighth Harry Potter story so that chain stores can sell the book without breaking Sunday trading laws. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sunday Trading law defeated in House of Commons

MPs rejected a government move to relax Sunday Trading laws in the House of Commons yesterday, meaning the biggest shake up of retail law in 20 years will not go ahead. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Arguments ramp up ahead of Sunday Trading vote today

The arguments for and against the relaxation of Sunday Trading laws have ramped up ahead of a key vote on the proposal in the House of Commons today. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sunday trading consultation opens today

The government has launched a consultation today (5th August) on plans to give local areas the power to allow large shops to open for longer on Sundays to help compete with online retailers. The government’s department for Business, Innovation and Skills said the reforms would give metro mayors... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sunday trading restrictions to be relaxed

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is said to be preparing to announce tomorrow (8th July) that he will give local authorities responsibility for Sunday trading laws. Currently all shops in the UK can open for six hours between 10am and 6pm on a Sunday. Small shops, those covering less than 3,000... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Seven Seas Staff Launches Effort to Form Union

Staff at independent manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment have announced plans to seek to form a union in affiliation with the Communications Workers of America. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Outside Inc. Lays Off 15% of Staff as It Transitions to Digital

Outside Inc. told staff on Friday that it would be laying off around 15% of its 580-person workforce--between 85 to 90 people--as the bundled publisher continues its transition to a primarily digital company, the Denver Business Journal reported Friday. The media company, which is composed of 36... Continue reading at AdWeek

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U.S. Book Show 2022: The Italian Trade Agency

ITA is proud to showcase 16 Italian publishing companies in its Italian Pavilion. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Trade Publishing Sales Rose in February

Sales of children’s/YA books rose 24.2% in February over a year ago, while adult trade book sales increased 7%, according AAP’s StatShot program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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There is ‘no one News Corp view’ on election, head of company’s Australian arm tells staff

News Corp Australasia executive chairman issues all-staff memo, with scrutiny on election coverage likely to increaseGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesRupert Murdoch’s Australian lieutenant has told News Corp... Continue reading at The Guardian

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London Book Fair: Ukraine’s Presence at the Trade Show

Two programming events at London Book Fair will have particular bearing on Russia's aggression in Ukraine. The post London Book Fair: Ukraine’s Presence at the Trade Show appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Do libraries need social workers on staff? Some librarians say yes

As London Public Library in southwestern Ontario commits to adding a full-time addiction and mental health specialist to its staff, experts say more social work training and support is exactly what urban libraries need. Continue reading at CBC

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Q&A with VAB CEO Sean Cunningham on the trade org’s role in the TV ad industry’s measurement makeover

The VAB is helping to create new standards for TV measurement, but can it be an objective party if it counts some measurement providers -- but not Nielsen -- as dues-paying members? The post Q&A with VAB CEO Sean Cunningham on the trade org’s role in the TV ad industry’s measurement makeover... Continue reading at Digiday

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