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The Royal College of Nursing held a rally earlier this month to urge the Government to scrap its 1% pay capSteve Parkins/REX/Shutterstock

Nursing unions demand 3.9% pay rise and £800

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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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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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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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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Controversial ban on agency staff in NHS dropped

31 Mar 2017

The ban on certain agency staff in the NHS, which was due to come into force on 1 April, has...

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NHS whistleblowers to be protected when applying for new jobs

20 Mar 2017

NHS whistleblowers will receive greater legal protection if they decide to apply for a new job, according to proposals published...

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IT contractors in the public sector could leave in favour of private-sector work, reports suggest

Public sector could lose talent thanks to new IR35 rules

28 Feb 2017

Tax changes due to be introduced in April could mean thousands of public-sector contractors leave their work in favour of...

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Nurses and teachers choose agency work for better work-life balance, report finds

23 Feb 2017

Teachers and nurses are choosing to work through agencies because they are disillusioned with permanent work, research has found.
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The gender pay gap  reporting obligations will apply to a variety of public-sector employers, including police forces. Photo: Simon Webster/REX/Shutterstock.

Public sector gets draft gender pay gap reporting law

20 Jan 2017

The draft Regulations that will require public-sector employers in England to report on their gender pay gap have been published....

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ECJ: do not use fixed-term contracts for permanent needs

9 Dec 2016

A European Court of Justice (ECJ) case challenged the legality of Spanish legislation that permits the renewal of fixed-term contracts...

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Public-sector English fluency requirements come into force

2 Nov 2016

New English language requirements for public-sector workers in customer-facing roles come into force on 21 November 2016, following the publication...

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Further reform to public-sector exit payments confirmed

27 Sep 2016

The Government has confirmed it will proceed with additional limits to exit payments across the public sector, following on from...

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NHS doctors must declare income from private work

20 Sep 2016

Senior NHS doctors and managers in England will have to declare any income they receive from private work, it has...

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