And in the real world... Tesco, BT, Independent News & Media and more

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And in the real world... Tesco, BT, Independent News & Media and more

Tesco has been named as the least hygienic of Britain's four major supermarkets. Enviromental health inspectors carrying out checks found more serious problems at the supermarket's stores than it did at Asda, Morrisons or Sainsbury's.
Source: The Independent

BT has called in more than 500 temporary workers after employees at its Openreach business refused to work more flexible hours. The telecoms giant requires the temporary engineers to cover some short-term routine work as it struggles to reach a deal with the Communication Workers Union that will see Openreach working hours include evenings and weekends.
Source: The Independent

Dennis O'Brien, who owns 26 per cent of the Independent News & Media group, has demanded that a financial restructuring plan aimed at saving the company should be put to a shareholder vote. O'Brien has argued that the refinancing would not be in the shareholders' best interests, and has called on the board to seek investor approval.
Source: The Guardian

The chief executive of France Telecom has been called upon by the French government to devise an action plan following claims that workplace stress has been responsible for a series of suicides at the company.
Source: The Times

The European Commission has said that it believes that Europe is emerging from the recession, and has predicted growth in Britain throughout the second half of 2009.
Source: The Daily Telegraph