Leading HR and business representatives have clashed over whether the national minimum wage should be frozen or raised during the recession. With the Low Pay Commission set to report to government tomorrow on its proposals for any modifications to t More...30 April 2009 11:22
The Equality Bill has been criticised as poorly timed and "bureaucratic" by opposition politicians.
Published yesterday, the bill replaces nine diversity laws in an attempt to make it easier for organisations to promote equality in the workp More...28 April 2009 16:05
Acas has admitted it is unlikely local government employers will seek to use the conciliation service to negotiate this year's pay dispute with unions, after last year's lengthy talks led to an increase in the award offered, Personnel Today has learne More...28 April 2009 15:41
HR news and analysis including:
what the biggest parts of Alistair Darling's 2009 Budget mean for HR;
the rejection of the local pay deal and its impact on councils; and
the new CIPD benchmarks are met with a lukewarm welcome from the prof More...24 April 2009 15:39
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
Unions have warned they may not meet the deadline imposed by employers to negotiate this year's 0.5% pay deal for local government staff. Last week, the Local Government Association claimed the 0.5% pay offer for council staff would be withdrawn by More...16 April 2009 10:30
City HR managers must act now to stop talented women leaving the corporate world in search of new careers, an expert has warned. A global survey of 1,059 people by financial services firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers, of which 90% were female, wa More...15 April 2009 13:53
Thousands of UK staff at Goldman Sachs have been promised a 33% pay rise after the bank posted strong earnings for the first quarter of 2009. Charles Cotton, reward adviser at the CIPD, told Personnel Today the bank's approach to remuneration wou More...15 April 2009 10:13
British workers will receive an average pay rise of less than 1.5% this year, one of the lowest increases in the world, research has claimed.
A report by management consultancy Hay Group found the average pay rise for organisations in the UK will More...15 April 2009 09:42
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
The 0.5% pay award on the table for local government employees is a "reasonable" offer and unions should accept the deal, a leading public sector body has said. The offer, made by the Local Government Association (LGA) this week, will be withdrawn More...09 April 2009 08:01
The 0.5% pay offer for council staff will be withdrawn by 1 June in favour of a pay freeze if unions cannot agree to a negotiated settlement, the Local Government Association has warned.
In a letter to unions Unite, GMB and Unison leaders published More...08 April 2009 10:54
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
Senior council individuals should not be forced to disclose their pay and bonuses as it may put talented people off applying for top roles, a pay expert has warned. The Public Sector People Managers Association (PPMA) lead on pay, Jim Savege, told More...03 April 2009 10:17
Severance pay for civil servants will be drastically cut by August in an attempt to modernise terms and save £500m.
Prime minister Gordon Brown revealed on Tuesday that redundancy packages will be cut from up to three years' pay to as little as 2 More...02 April 2009 09:48
Gordon Brown has stepped in to restrict senior civil servant pay rises to 1.5% today, urging the executives to show "leadership" and "restraint" over pay. The Senior Salaries Review Body had recommended that top public officials -including jud More...31 March 2009 16:35
Councils will be forced to disclose the pay and remuneration of their chief executives under new measures announced yesterday.
Local government minister John Healey has indicated he will change disclosure rules to require councils to share the fu More...31 March 2009 10:04
Top NHS managers have enjoyed a pay rise three times higher than the average for the rest of the public sector, an employment research body has found. The NHS Boardroom Pay Report 2009, published by the Incomes Data Services (IDS), has revealed th More...27 March 2009 10:51
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