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Tinder seeks to tackle trans harassment

Tinder seeks to tackle trans harassment

Technology
Tinder is making changes to improve the treatment of transgender people on its app.Many have wrongly had their profiles removed from the app because Tinder imposes an automatic ban if a profile receives lots of complaints. Tinder said many bans had resulted from "unfair" complaints made about trans people "simply for being who they are".Transgender women had been particularly affected by the complaints and subsequent harassment, it said. And it would now give more feedback on why complaints had been made.'Safe platform'Boss Elie Seidman said the unfair complaints had been an "unforeseen consequence" of Tinder's policy that its users should not be able to filter out trans people from the profiles they are shown as potential matche...
Royal Mail seeks injunction to stop postal strike

Royal Mail seeks injunction to stop postal strike

Business
Royal Mail is seeking a High Court injunction to stop a postal strike, claiming that the ballot of workers had "potential irregularities".The company said it would make a formal application on Friday that the strike ballot "was unlawful and, therefore, null and void".A strike threatens to disrupt postal voting in the run-up to the general election as well as Christmas post.The Communications Workers Union says it "refutes" Royal Mail's claim.The ballot of 100,000 Royal Mail staff was held over job security and terms. No dates for a strike have yet been set.Members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) last month voted by 97% in favour of a nationwide strike, saying the company had failed to adhere to an employment deal agreed last year. Royal Mail rej...
Aerospace industry seeks Brexit reassurance

Aerospace industry seeks Brexit reassurance

Business
There is growing concern among key aerospace manufacturers about regulatory alignment and the ability to bring products to market after Brexit.The firms have sought reassurance that the UK would continue to be a member of the European Aviation Safety Agency after any Brexit deal.They also warned that alignment with chemicals regulations is "vital" for the sector.The government said it would pursue agreements where necessary.The government is facing a backlash from key manufacturers amid growing industrial concern that Boris Johnson's Brexit negotiators have dropped existing commitments to participate in specific EU regulatory institutions after any Brexit deal.BBC News has obtained a letter from the aerospace industry body, the ADS, to the government aski...
Pawnbroker shuts shops as it seeks lifeline

Pawnbroker shuts shops as it seeks lifeline

Business
Customers of a High Street pawnbroker are being left in the dark after branches were closed and calls unanswered.A&B Pawnbrokers (Albemarle & Bond) and Herbert Brown stores have closed their doors, while its website says "this store" has ceased trading.Owner Speedloan Finance told the BBC all its 116 stores had been closed because of "significant losses".The firm said it was "exploring options available to it".These included finding a buyer for some or all of the stores, it said."Speedloan is due to enter into a period of consultation with employees concerning its proposal and has in the meantime offered its employees voluntary redundancy," it added.The pawnbrokers' trade body hit out at the firm's unanswered helpline."Their decision to downscale ...