The latest round of employment law changes come into effect on 1 October. Their implications for the workplace should not be underestimated. Tara Craig asked industry figures for their thoughts on the changes to the National Minimum Wage rates, W More...30 September 2009 00:00
The public sector needs a more coherent and transparent structure for deciding executive pay if it is to attract the best staff and provide value for money, a former Cabinet Office reward expert has argued. More...28 September 2009 15:15
A confidential e-mail that threatened to discipline employees at Carlisle City Council who complained about having their pay levels cut has been withdrawn , according to a report in the Cumberland News . Back in July, the newspaper reported More...18 September 2009 08:52
Low-paid workers have been hit hardest during the recession, according to trade unions, with a 76,230 increase in the number of shop workers appearing in the jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimant count in the year to July.
The Trades Union Congress More...08 September 2009 08:51
Trade union bosses are warning of a crippling strike by British Airways cabin crew workers just weeks before Christmas, the Sun has reported.
A memo seen by the paper revealed union leaders believe BA will "break agreements" on staffi More...04 September 2009 09:08
Thousands of Ministry of Defence (MoD) 'desk' jobs should be cut to steer funding towards an immediate £6,000 pay rise for troops, the Liberal Democrats have said.
Party leader Nick Clegg said the junior ranks of the Armed Forces should get an imme More...02 September 2009 14:49
The Conservatives say they will freeze pay for all local government workers if they win the next general election. The news comes as local authorities threaten to quit the national pay bargaining system after the Local Government Employers ag More...10 August 2009 10:43
Almost one in 10 trade unions paid its general secretary of more than £100,000 a year, according to the annual report by the Certification Officer, the union regulatory body.
The top earner again was Gordon Taylor, head of the Professional Foo More...04 August 2009 15:55
Social workers deserve a common career structure linked to a national pay scale, according to a taskforce set up to help reform the profession. The Social Work Task Force, established in December 2008 to help improve career prospects in social care, More...29 July 2009 12:00
This Personnel Today news round-up includes: Gender pay gap lives on Disabled man awarded £78,000 by employment tribunal Acas bid to avert transport chaos in Aberdeen Postal staff strike continues Carlisle council to sack sta More...10 July 2009 10:26
Rural NHS doctors are being paid up to £10,000 more than city doctors, new statistics have revealed.
Figures released by the NHS Information Centre showed rural GPs on average earned £115,309 before tax last year, compared with £105,970 for thei More...20 May 2009 10:35
Pay has plummeted nearly six per cent in the past year - the sharpest fall since the Office for National Statistics began collecting data in 2001.
Average weekly earnings fell by 5.8% in February to £459.10 per week compared with the same period la More...30 April 2009 15:56
Local government unions have formally rejected the 0.5% pay award for local government employees ahead of the imposed deadline, risking a pay freeze for thousands of workers. Unison, GMB and Unite yesterday turned down the offer made by the Local Go More...23 April 2009 10:30
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) yesterday demanded a 10% pay rise or at least £3,000, whichever is greater. At the NUT's conference in Cardiff delegates backed the motion, claiming that working conditions and stress were forcing some young teach More...14 April 2009 10:44
British Airways could face industrial action over plans to slash employee remuneration and holidays, to reduce in-flight budgets by £82m. The airline has notified its cabin crew of 32 money-saving proposals which include cutting annual leave from 36 t More...07 April 2009 09:56
More than 200 staff working for 16 faith schools in Brighton and Hove have been excluded from payouts made to their equivalents at non-faith schools. Brighton and Hove City Council is working to redress an historical imbalance in the amount paid to More...06 April 2009 12:18
Travel company Thomas Cook is battling union claims that it is "exploiting" staff after employees complained about unpaid overtime and low pay. At least 300 of the firm's staff responded to the transport union TSSA's survey conducted last month, wher More...06 April 2009 09:14
Unions have urged MEPs to protect workers from excessive working hours ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels today (1 April). The conciliation committee meeting will take place between delegations from the European Commission, Members of the Europea More...01 April 2009 09:29
UK executives face frozen salaries and further pay clawbacks, following trends in the US, experts claim. A survey by business consulting firm Watson Wyatt found the number of US companies that have frozen salaries and added clawback policies to th More...31 March 2009 10:53
Pay settlements in the manufacturing sector have dropped to 1.7% according to new data, 0.3% below that agreed for most public sector workers. As millions of police, teachers and NHS staff got the go ahead to receive pay deals worth 2% or more, pa More...25 March 2009 14:05