Nursing unions are due to meet with health secretary Patricia Hewitt this week in a bid to avert damaging industrial action over pay. The unions are angry at a 1.9% pay award imposed by the government earlier this month. The Royal College of Nursing, Uni More...21 March 2007 07:14
Interim managers are now being paid an average of £558 per day, a record high and up 4% on last year’s rates.
Research, by provider Russam GMS of 1,000 interim managers, found more are on assignment now than in the dot-com boom of 2001.
H More...19 March 2007 12:30
Hundreds of workers at Grampian Country Foods are being balloted on industrial action later this week after union negotiations over pay, pensions and deals with contract workers broke down. The strike would include 2,000 staff at Grampian si More...19 March 2007 11:00
Low pay and an ageing workforce are creating a maintenance “time bomb” in Britain’s prisons, construction union UCATT has warned.
The union represents 4,000 locksmiths, carpenters, electricians and plumbers who work in Britain’s prisons. More...13 March 2007 12:38
Share options, bonuses and other perks account for all but a quarter of executive pay packages, with share incentives worth an average of 60% of salary for chief executives and 29% of salary for senior-level executives (below board level) More...21 February 2007 11:00
University graduates earn on average about a quarter more than young people who leave school aged 18, a study has suggested. Higher education organisation Universities UK measured the economic impact of getting a degree. It found average ad More...08 February 2007 09:22
Manchester United chief executive David Gill has spoken of his desire to lower his footballers' guaranteed salaries and offer them City-style bonus payments.
The Premier League leader spends about half its revenues in player salaries, with top e More...26 January 2007 12:50
British Airways’ decision to call in conciliation service Acas will not help it to avert next week’s strike by cabin crew, according to the head of the union involved.
“It is not Acas’ problem, it is British Airways’ problem,” Tony W More...23 January 2007 11:20
More than one in four retail staff have received a pay rise of 5% or more in the last year, research has revealed. A study by Barclaycard Business has revealed 42% of employees' salaries have increased by more than 5%, suggesting retailers are r More...22 January 2007 15:45
Health secretary Patricia Hewitt has admitted that the government should have prevented GPs from making so much money from their new contracts. Hewitt said that doctors’ high salaries were reducing the amount of money available to the NHS to care for More...19 January 2007 15:54
GPs are earning 63% more than three years ago, despite handing over responsibility for out-of-hours patient care, it was revealed today. Family doctors took home an average £118,000 per year in 2005/6, according to the Association of Independent More...12 January 2007 12:30
Staff employed by a head teacher who turned one of the UK’s worst-performing schools into one of its best are facing massive pay cuts.
Dame Jean Else brought in dozens of workers when she took over at Whalley Range High School for Girls in Mancheste More...04 January 2007 14:11
Pay settlements for manufacturing firms have risen slightly in the last quarter, according to the latest figures from EEF , the manufacturers' organisation. The average level of pay settlements recorded in the three months to the end of November More...21 December 2006 12:27
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has accepted condemnation from the former head of the Army as “informed criticism” and conceded “there is more we can do”.
General Sir Mike Jackson retired in August and this week hit out at soldiers’ wages and More...08 December 2006 10:08
Employers in the further education sector have denied holding back on introducing new pay scales that would bring lecturers' pay in line with school teachers. Last week, the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU) released a list of 106 college More...27 November 2006 11:26
Traditional public sector pay structures are not suitable for delivering efficient public services or for motivating the workforce , according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.
A report, Connecting Public Sector Pay to Service Delivery , b More...02 November 2006 12:00
The pay gap between personnel officers in London and the rest of the UK has increased by as much as 16% since 2002, according to a major survey on reward.
A study of more than 6,500 HR professionals, from Croner Reward, in association with the Char More...25 October 2006 11:20
I read your front-page news story 'HR profession is bastion of age-based pay inequality' ( Personnel Today , 3 October) with interest and, sadly, no surprise. Organisations are struggling to create pay structures that are based on performance rath More...24 October 2006 08:00
The Communication Workers’ Union has published a universal manifesto for workers in the telecoms industry, setting out benchmarks for pay, conditions and future negotiations. The publication of the manifesto fulfils the terms of a motion that More...12 October 2006 10:05
Major players in the shipping industry are forming an HR and benchmarking club intended to produce reliable salary and compensation data.
Owners, ship managers and freight trading companies have signed up to the Tanker HR and Benchmarking Forum in t More...10 October 2006 12:33