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Government urged to prioritise mental health in the public sector

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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Holiday pay: ambulance workers win overtime claim

31 May 2017

An employment tribunal has held that ambulance workers’ compulsory overtime in respect of “shift overruns” should be included in the...

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

17 May 2017

The Liberal Democrat Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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PPMA 2017: Leadership and evidence-based HR in the public sector

5 May 2017

Two themes dominated the Public Service People Managers’ Association (PPMA) annual seminar: leading change and the need for evidence-based HR...

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Sexism among local councillors at “1970s” levels

26 Apr 2017

Female councillors face a culture of sexism “which would not be out of place in the 1970s”, according to Dame...

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Gender pay gaps and the Met Police chief’s decision to take a “pay cut”

12 Apr 2017

New Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has opted to take a lower salary than that of her predecessor Sir Bernard...

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April 2017: nine key employment law changes

10 Apr 2017

Are you up to date with all this month's employment law changes? We round the nine most important legislative...

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