‘Chemical burns’: Delta flight attendants say new uniforms cause rashes

Some say they have faced retaliation for complaining about purple uniforms a year after company introduced them Delta flight attendants are complaining that a new set of uniforms introduced by the airline are still causing skin rashes and worse almost a year after the company introduced them. And while the airline says it is addressing the issue, some flight attendants say they fear retaliation for complaining. Last May, Delta unveiled a new set of slick purple uniforms designed by Bravos Project Runway star Zac Posen and manufactured by the retailer Lands End. The uniforms were designed to turn Deltas 24,000 flight attendants into walking advertisements for the airline. Delta encouraged flight attendants to promote the new uniforms on their social …

Britain is in a grimmer state than I can ever remember | Polly Toynbee

As we wait for the EU to decide on a Brexit delay, the national mood has turned poisonous, writes Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee The mood has turned nastier since I first visited the a coconut thrown at a black player over the weekend. It makes you despair. Brexit is doing this to us. Knowsley, which is among the UKs poorest constituencies, is one of the hardest hit, with half of its council budget cut. The projects 10 food banks are thriving: Mitchell observes the irony. This social enterprise now provides debt advice, a credit union, food and furniture shops, moses baskets of baby things for new mothers and a housing co-op. With 125 volunteers playing their part, this feels like …