The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has sent ballot papers to members proposing a national strike over pay and job cuts at Royal Mail ,... More...18 September 2009 09:38
Local government workers have voted to accept the latest pay offer of up to 1.25%, after months of negotiation.
Nearly nine in 10 (89%) of trade union Unison's members voted to accept the improved offer of 1% or 1.25% for the lowest-paid workers, wh More...10 September 2009 09:24
A third of Berkeley Group's investors voted against the housebuilder's remuneration plan for key executives yesterday.
Although the incentive scheme has already been agreed, shareholders are said to be angry with the plans. Pirc, the corporate gover More...10 September 2009 09:11
Print workers at newspaper group Trinity Mirror's 12 UK printing sites have voted in favour of industrial action.
While only 436 of the ballot papers sent to more than 1,000 members of trade union Unite last month were returned, 280 staff voted for More...08 September 2009 09:08
Croydon council staff are mulling over whether to accept a 1.25% pay rise, after revelations that their bosses earn more than £100,000 a year - with one expecting an 11.5% pay increase.
Unions have until Friday (4 September) to consider the offer, More...02 September 2009 08:50
The Prime Minister has called for a "claw-back" system on bankers' bonuses if awards are not based on long-term success.
Brown told the Financial Times : "I understand all the difficulties because we're dealing with very many global financial cen More...01 September 2009 09:02
MPs have called for the £22m left on the books of collapsed car maker MG Rover to be distributed to the company's former employees.
The money came from a car-leasing business linked to MG Rovers Capital and has been handed over to the shareholder More...01 September 2009 08:39
Workers on one of the main rail lines into London have today begun another two-day strike in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions , reports Reuters. Rail operator National Express East Anglia (NXEA) said it would run only a very limit More...13 August 2009 10:26
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
Senior staff at the House of Commons have been awarded hefty pay rises , despite their role in the MPs' expenses scandal . According to the Commons' recently released annual accounts, the most senior official clerk to the House Malcolm Jac More...04 August 2009 09:11
Public sector pensions cost an estimated £1.2trn – £20,000 for every man, woman and child in the UK. According to the British-North American Committee, made up of academics and business leaders, the Treasury is greatly understating the cost of More...29 June 2009 10:38
Logistics giant Wincanton has frozen pay for all 20,000 UK employees, despite unveiling a pre-tax profit of £41.3m. In a letter to employees leaked to Personnel Today's sister magazine Motor Transport, the company said: "The downturn in the eco More...22 June 2009 09:46
NHS job cuts and a cap on training budgets could be unavoidable, a report detailing a huge budget shortfall in the NHS has warned. The NHS Confederation report , published yesterday,predicted the organisation would not survive in its current state More...11 June 2009 09:25
More than half of UK employees have had their pay cut , hours reduced or benefits slashed as a result of the recession, research has revealed. A survey by campaign group Keep Britain Working found that 54% of the 1,600 workers polled had seen th More...02 June 2009 08:41
Senior staff have been hit hardest by pay freezes, according to global research. The quarterly Salary Indicator compiled by consultancy Mercer found that nearly half (47%) of firms had instigated a pay freeze, while 15% said they were considering i More...01 June 2009 15:54
Honda workers have agreed to a temporary pay cut to save jobs as car production in the UK continues to plummet. Nearly 90% of workers at Honda's factory in Swindon voted last week in favour of a 3% reduction in their pay for the next 10 months. Union More...26 May 2009 08:42
The sharp fall in the rate of inflation will further depress growth in average earnings this year, the CIPD has warned. The rate of inflation as measured by the headline Retail Prices Index (RPI) fell to -1.2% in April, the lowest since records beg More...19 May 2009 12:04
Qinetiq employees are being balloted for strike action after the defence firm's decision to freeze pay. The decision was made to freeze pay this year despite a rise in the company's underlying operating profits from £106m in 2007 to £127m in 2008. More...19 May 2009 11:46
One third of pay awards this year have been for more than a 3% increase, as some private sector employers buck the trend to freeze wages, research has shown. The latest figures from research organisation Income Data Services found that one in three More...18 May 2009 10:28