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Foster carer files case claiming worker status

A foster carer has filed an employment tribunal claim against Hampshire County Council for unpaid holiday in a case that...

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Hunt announces 25% more nurse training posts

5 Oct 2017

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a 25% increase in nurse training places as well as a package of measures...

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Inflation continues to outpace pay growth

28 Sep 2017

Pay awards remain stubbornly below rates of inflation, according to the latest analysis from XpertHR.

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Will Trade Union Act minimise strikes in ‘important public services’?

25 Sep 2017

The Trade Union Act introduced rules on balloting for industrial action in important public services that set the bar high...

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Nursing unions demand 3.9% pay rise and £800

15 Sep 2017

Unions representing more than a million nurses and other NHS staff have written to the chancellor to demand a 3.9%...

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No 10 marks end of pay freeze with police and prisons pay rises

12 Sep 2017

The Government has confirmed it will end its 1% annual cap on public sector pay next year and, this year,...

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Pay cap to be lifted for police and prison officers

11 Sep 2017

Police and prison officers are set to be the first beneficiaries of the Government’s decision to relax its 1% public...

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Minister for Women Anne Milton on why returnships matter

28 Aug 2017

As the Government announces four new returnship programmes for the public sector and launches a consultation on how to support...

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Government urged to prioritise mental health in the public sector

6 Jul 2017

The mental health charity Mind has urged the Government to make mental health in the public sector “a top priority”,...

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Pay awards lose pace with inflation

29 Jun 2017

Employers have given a median 2% pay award to their employees over the three months to the end of May...

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Department for Education is first government department to publish gender pay gap

28 Jun 2017

The Department for Education (DfE) has published its gender pay gap figures, becoming the first government department to do so....

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Unions urge May to lift 1% NHS pay cap

19 Jun 2017

Trade unions representing 1.3 million nurses, doctors and other health professionals have written to Theresa May asking her to ditch...

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PPMA president: What the public sector needs from the next Government

8 Jun 2017

Caroline Nugent is the new president of the Public Services People Managers’ Association (PPMA). On election day, she puts forward ...

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HR should own “people factor” of cyber security

2 Jun 2017

Nearly half (47%) of HR departments do not know when their cyber security was last considered and only 22% have...

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Glasgow City Council claimants win equal pay case

1 Jun 2017

Unions representing thousands of claimants in a long-running equal pay claim against Glasgow City Council have welcomed the latest victory...

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