Pay settlements

Furlough in action: BA, M&S, Disney, McAlpine and more

Employers are putting thousands of staff on furlough to reduce their costs and seek to protect their employment  during a...

Coronavirus to put downward pressure on wage growth

19 Mar 2020

Employers expect pay increases to remain low in the year ahead, as they consider the financial impact the coronavirus outbreak...

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Amazon hires 100,000 workers to deal with demand

17 Mar 2020

Amazon plans to hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the US to deal with a surge in online sales...

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How rewarding staff in small firms need not be costly

10 Mar 2020

When it comes to rewarding employees, most people automatically think of financial incentives: high salaries, bonuses and generous pension schemes....

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University staff begin 14-day strike in long-running pay and pensions dispute

20 Feb 2020

Staff at 74 universities have begun 14 days of strikes, the latest wave of industrial action over changes to pensions...

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Pay settlements drop to 14-month low

20 Feb 2020

Pay awards fell to a 14-month low as inflation dropped in the latter months of last year.
According to analysis...

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Weekly earnings exceed pre-economic crisis levels

18 Feb 2020

The end of 2019 saw average weekly wages reach their highest since pre-2008 economic crisis levels, but pay growth has...

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Supreme Court to hear ‘unlawful inducements’ appeal

17 Feb 2020

The Supreme Court will consider whether an automotive parts firm made “unlawful inducements” when it bypassed a trade union and...

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St Mary's Hospital

Key London NHS trust to directly employ 1,000 services workers

31 Jan 2020

NHS trust moves to 'insource' 1,000 cleaners, porters and catering staff previously on minimum wage.

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King's college london

Crunch time for universities pay and pension disputes

30 Jan 2020

Academics at 74 universities may strike this term after a re-ballot of staff showed strong support for the dispute over the union stance on pensions and pay.

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Pay growth likely to slow in 2020

23 Jan 2020

Employers are being cautious with their pay awards, with a slight dip recorded at the end of 2019 and into...

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BBC presenter Sarah Montague wins £400k equal pay settlement

20 Jan 2020

Radio presenter Sarah Montague has won a £400,000 equal pay settlement after the BBC admitted it had underpaid her for...

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stormont

Health workers’ unions suspend strikes in Northern Ireland

17 Jan 2020

New NI minister of health secures funding for pay parity with NHS England.

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Workers afraid to discuss pay because of secrecy clauses

15 Jan 2020

Almost a fifth of workers don’t talk about their pay at work because they are not allowed, according to research...

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Six employment law cases that will shape 2020

14 Jan 2020

We look at six important employment law cases that will get the headlines in 2020, covering significant issues such as...

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