Pay awards offered to employees in April 2013 were lower than those offered in the first three months of the year, according to data published today by XpertHR.
In the three months to the end of April, the median basic pay award was worth 2%, half More...24 May 2013 00:00
Pay rises have fallen to their lowest level since June 2010, according to data released today.
Research by XpertHR found that the median basic pay increase (which excludes performance-related pay, bonuses and progression payments) in the three month More...22 November 2012 07:00
Wage pressures in the UK economy are not translating into higher pay rises, according to research released today by XpertHR. Two years of little or no pay rises, high inflation and a more optimistic business outlook are not equating to bett More...28 April 2011 00:01
Private sector employers are preparing to offer only low or modest pay rises over the next year, according to the latest XpertHR pay forecast survey. According to the survey's findings, the median pay rise predicted for the 12 months to the end of Febr More...08 April 2011 09:21
Laura Chamberlain asks if strike laws should be changed with the UK facing potential mass strikes. With up to 500,000 people having protested against spending cuts on 26 March and unions threatening coordinated strike action over pension r More...29 March 2011 12:11
There are many reasons to welcome the mood of fiscal probity that has permeated Whitehall, following the first report from Sir Alan Budd's Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) last week. Closing the deficit will require determined action in tomorrow's More...21 June 2010 16:47
British Airways (BA) and Unite union will resume talks today as cabin crew strikes enter their fifth day.
Willie Walsh, chief executive of BA, is expected to meet Tony Woodley and Derek Simpson, the joint leaders of Unite, to try to resolve the disp More...28 May 2010 08:29
Managers at the Foxconn factory in China are struggling to maintain calm after another employee attempted suicide.
The electronics worker tried to cut his wrists just hours after the death of another of the company's employees. In total, 11 workers More...28 May 2010 08:24
Millions of workers are facing the misery of effective pay cuts as salaries fail to keep pace with the rising cost of living.
A litre of unleaded petrol now costs 121.3p on average, and food bills remain high.
However, the latest monthly survey More...06 May 2010 09:00
Forcing public sector executives to publish their salaries online will not help to curb excessive pay packages, but could instead lead to salaries "spiralling" out of control, experts have warned.
Unveiling their election manifestos last week, the t More...16 April 2010 17:22
BT could face strikes following a dispute over its proposed pay awards for staff.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has now threatened to ballot 50,000 employees unless the telecommunication giant withdraws it plans.
In a letter to members An More...16 April 2010 09:09
BP looks to have shrugged off fears of a shareholder revolt over its executive pay policy after preliminary results showed 84% of shareholders voted in favour of its remuneration plans.
The votes cast by shareholders ahead of the annual general meet More...16 April 2010 09:06
Strike-hit British Airways was the only airline to award pay rises last year.
According to the Civil Aviation Authority, BA cabin crew salaries rose by 5% last year, to an average of £31,400, despite record losses at the airline.
Even before th More...13 April 2010 08:46
NHS bosses have benefited from a near 7% pay rise in a year, more than twice the rate for nurses, a study has shown. The research, based on data from more than 380 NHS trusts, found that chief executives earned £150,000 on average, and have enjoyed a More...12 April 2010 09:00
Kirsty Ayre, partner at Pinsent Masons, comments on the contractual position on pay freezes and pay reviews.
More than half of the UK's workforce – 16 million workers – do not expect a pay rise in 2010, a survey has More...02 March 2010 08:23
National recruitment and business services group, HR GO plc , asked just this question via a web survey in which almost 670 took part. 61% revealed they would not take a month’s unpaid leave if their company asked them to do so.
In the tough t More...25 February 2010 15:35
The government was today urged to scrap national pay deals in the public sector in favour of individual contracts for employees. A report by think-tank CentreForum warns that national pay systems ignore local differences; handicap struggling regional More...01 February 2010 11:28
HR professionals have forecast a 2% median pay increase across the UK private sector this year - a marked improvement on predictions of just 1% in March 2009, a survey has found. Study results published by management consultancy Hay Group today provi More...19 January 2010 10:32
The pay gap across the public and private sectors has more than doubled to 7% since the start of the recession, figures have revealed. Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown that average annual earnings of public sector More...04 January 2010 09:39
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) chief economic adviser John Philpott told the BBC's Today programme on Radio 4 that the predicted peak of 2.8 million people unemployed by mid-2010 was a 'remarkable outcome' in the face of More...29 December 2009 08:55