Pay settlements

Public sector workers to receive largest pay rise in years

Teachers and police officers will receive the biggest pay rises in six years, the government will announce next week.

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Heathrow faces summer disruption as workers vote to strike

12 Jul 2019

Heathrow airport could be shut down for several days this summer because of strike action by more than 4,000 workers.

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Waning productivity costs staff £5,000 over past decade

5 Jul 2019

Workers have lost out on just over £5,000 in wages because of poor productivity growth over the last decade, new...

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Junior doctors’ pay to increase after accepting new contract

27 Jun 2019

NHS junior doctors have accepted a deal which will see annual pay increases of 2% for four years, ending the...

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Pay awards stable below inflation

Pay awards stand firm at sub-inflation 2.5%

20 Jun 2019

Employers awarded a median 2.5% annual pay rise to staff in the three months to the end of May, according...

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Junior doctors to vote on four-year pay deal

11 Jun 2019

Junior doctors are to be balloted on whether to accept a four-year deal which will mean annual pay uplifts of...

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Pay awards overtaken by inflation

23 May 2019

The recent jump in the retail prices index (RPI) to 3% means that pay awards are falling slightly behind inflation,...

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Court of Appeal to hear unlawful inducements case

22 May 2019

An employer that was found to have breached trade union regulations by directly approaching workers with a pay deal and...

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RMT union secures two-year pay deal with Network Rail

22 May 2019

The RMT Union has won an above-inflation pay deal with Network Rail and has written to the track and infrastructure...

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Two in five employers train existing staff to fill jobs

13 May 2019

Forty-three per cent of employers are upskilling existing staff to plug hard-to-fill vacancies and a similar proportion (41%) say it has become more difficult to recruit in the past year.

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Pay awards edge above inflation in wages boost

25 Apr 2019

Pay awards have edged just above inflation, with the median basic pay award in the three months to March at...

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Pay awards will remain stable at 2.5% for 2019

21 Mar 2019

Employers predict that pay awards for 2019 will remain at the same level as in 2018, according to analysis by...

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Pay awards ahead of RPI for first time since 2016

21 Feb 2019

Pay awards reached a 10-year high in the three months to the end of January, according to analysis by XpertHR,...

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Pay award expectations at record high

18 Feb 2019

Pay award expectations in the private sector have increased to 2.5% after years where 2% has been the norm, as employers plan to increase salaries to attract talent.

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Thirtysomething workers’ pay most affected by financial crisis

4 Feb 2019

Workers in their 30s are still feeling the effect of the financial crisis on their pay packets, with typical pay...

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