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Poorest students could get €100 grant top-up this year
Education/Work Thu, Jul 5, 2018

Poorest students could get €100 grant top-up this year

STUDENTS with parents on the lowest incomes may be entitled to a one-off additional grant of €100 on top of their existing means-tested lump sum. Education minister Isabel Celaá is considering increasing the €1,500...

Firms and unions shake on 3% annual wage rise deal
Education/Work Wed, Jun 27, 2018

Firms and unions shake on 3% annual wage rise deal

COMPANY representatives and unions have agreed employees across Spain will be given a 3% annual pay rise until at least the year 2020, when the situation will be reviewed. A fixed 2% will be given, plus another variable...

Angry sixth-formers retake exam after hackers filter questions
Education/Work Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Angry sixth-formers retake exam after hackers filter...

FURIOUS sixth-formers have had to re-sit their university entrance exams today (Tuesday) in the western region of Extremadura after a hacker exposed some of the test questions online. Having already taken the exam last...

Pressure's off for students this summer: Pass mark now enough for university grants
Education/Work Tue, May 22, 2018

Pressure's off for students this summer: Pass mark now...

SIXTH-FORMERS can breathe a little easier this summer – once again, the minimum grade in their general university aptitude test to qualify for a student grant will be the pass mark of 50%. Former education minister...

Mercadona takes on 9,000 new summer workers
Education/Work Wed, May 9, 2018

Mercadona takes on 9,000 new summer workers

NATIONAL supermarket chain Mercadona has taken on 9,000 new employees for the summer to cope with grocery-shopping needs for the seasonal tourist influx. The Valencia-based firm normally ensures over 90% of its staff...

May Day marches call for equality on 40th anniversary
Education/Work Tue, May 1, 2018

May Day marches call for equality on 40th anniversary

LABOUR Day marches across Spain have been 'more feminist than ever' and also much older, as pensioners joined in to to call for pay rises after six years of getting no more than the legal minimum of 0.25% every...

Ikea recruits via 'anonymous' CVs in Sevilla and Madrid
Education/Work Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Ikea recruits via 'anonymous' CVs in Sevilla and Madrid

FURNITURE giant Ikea is requesting 'anonymous CVs' from candidates at its branches in Sevilla and Madrid as part of a move to avoid discrimination on any grounds. No names, surnames, ages or sexes are to be...

Amazon faces 'biggest strike in Europe' this week
Education/Work Tue, Mar 20, 2018

Amazon faces 'biggest strike in Europe' this week

ONLINE retail giant Amazon is facing its first possible strike in Spain and what will be the company's largest in Europe to date. The store, which started out life as an internet-based book, record and video shop...

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