Upamecano ‘dreaming’ of Prem transfer and won’t sign new RB Leipzig deal

first_imgDAYOT UPAMECANO is dreaming of a move to the Premier League, according to reports.The defender has been heavily linked with a summer move away from RB Leipzig amid interest from Tottenham and Arsenal.1 Dayot Upamecano is dreaming of a move to the Premier League, according to reports in GermanyCredit: Getty Images – GettyAccording to German newspaper Bild, the 21-year-old views the English top-flight as his “dream destination”.The France Under-21 star has just 18 months left to run on his contract with the Bundesliga side.And the source states that he has rejected the club’s attempts to tie him down with a new deal.He has played for the German side since he moved from Red Bull Salzburg for £9million in 2017.ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the GunnersAnd he will be available for £50million when his release clause activates in the summer.Arsenal are long-term admirers of the 21-year-old, but were priced out of a move for him in the January transfer window.And reports from Germany claimed the club had a £50million bid rejected for him in the summer.The Gunners are expected to reignite their interest in him this summer, but face competition from a number of Europe’s biggest clubs. LATEST ARSENAL NEWSLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’HOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansPAIN IN THE ASSEArsenal lose out on starlet Aouchiche as he takes Saint-Etienne medicalLEW BEAUTYTeenage winger George Lewis, 19, signs Arsenal contract after successful trialTottenham boss Jose Mourinho ran the rule over Upamecano during Leipzig’s 0-0 draw with Bayern Munich over the weekend.Spurs could find themselves needing defensive reinforcements as Jan Vertonghen’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season.Manchester City, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have also been linked to the Bundesliga star.The Arsenal squad trek through the desert on camels during Dubai training camplast_img read more

Nearly two million UK employees do not receive their minimum paid leave

first_imgNearly two million (1.96 million) UK employees do not receive the minimum entitlement of paid annual leave, according to research conducted by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).The analysis, based on the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) Labour force survey data for quarter four of 2018, also found that 1.145 million employees do not receive any paid leave. Around 8.3% of women and 5.9% of men are unable to take their legal holiday entitlement.Frances O’Grady (pictured), general secretary at the TUC, said: “Every [employee] deserves a break to spend time off with friends and family. But millions are missing out on the paid leave they are owed.“British [employees] put in billions of pounds worth of unpaid overtime as it is. Employers have no excuse for robbing staff of their leave. The government must toughen up enforcement to stop bosses cheating working people out of their holidays. And ministers must not resurrect tribunal fees which stopped people enforcing their rights.”The sectors most affected by this issue include education (341,000), retail (302,000) and health and social care (264,000).Furthermore, 9.2% of employees based in Northern Ireland are not getting their minimum paid leave entitlement, compared to 7.7% of staff working in the east of England and 7.5% of individuals who work in London.Employees in the UK are entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks of paid leave through the Working Time Regulations 1998, which were amended in 2009. This typically equates to 28 days of paid leave for a five-day working week. This entitlement includes British public holidays.The TUC has recommended that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) be awarded new powers in order to tackle situations where employees are denied their statutory entitlement; this could include the power to ensure that individuals are fully compensated for holiday days not taken.The TUC attributes the fact that employees are unable to take their paid holiday entitlement to individuals being set unrealistic workloads and feeling unable to take time off, employers deliberately denying holiday requests and managing out people’s leave, or employers not keeping up to date with the law.Malcolm Gregory, partner in the employment team at Royds Withy King, added: “This issue is not just about employers flouting the law, but also [employees] taking responsibility for their wellbeing and understanding the health implications of not taking a reasonable amount of time off. [Employees] who wish to complain can do so and will be in a strong position to enforce their legal rights.“I don’t see that introducing more enforcement powers will make a significant difference to the statistics released by the TUC. Ultimately, this issue is only really policed by [staff] complaints. They already have the legal right to complain to an employment tribunal for compensation. Provided the tribunal system remains free to use, there is no barrier to justice.”Will Clift, solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood, said: “This report serves as a reminder that employment tribunals can and do order employers to compensate their workers in circumstances where they have been too busy to take their full statutory holiday entitlement. Employers should therefore remember that they are under an obligation to enable their workers to take their full entitlement, which can extend to actively encouraging workers to take time off, if necessary.“In addition, as much of the latest research suggests that well rested employees are more productive, this approach may bear fruit in the long run.”last_img read more