Public sector

Black police representation has barely increased in 11 years

Police forces in England and Wales have succeeded in attracting more women and people from Asian backgrounds, but are failing...

How can schools manage changes to teachers’ pensions?

27 Jan 2020

Changes to teachers’ pensions in the private sector are likely to become unmanageable for many schools. What will the changes...

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NHS boss who lied about degree receives prison sentence

24 Jan 2020

A senior NHS boss who gained his job by falsely stating he had a degree has received a suspended prison...

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Proposed salary increases not enough say teaching unions

21 Jan 2020

The government has provided more information on pay increases for teachers since it announced the biggest sustained uplift in pay...

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Oxford Uni to keep retirement policy and appeal ageism ruling

17 Jan 2020

Institution to stand by policy designed to promote younger academics and will appeal Prof Ewart ruling.

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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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Hospital bosses asked for fingerprints to identify whistleblower

17 Jan 2020

An NHS trust requested fingerprints in an attempt to identify a whistleblower...

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‘Toxic, bullying culture’ and lack of diversity in fire services

16 Jan 2020

Some of England’s fire and rescue services have a 'toxic, bullying culture' and a lack of diversity, inspectors have found.

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Probation officers overstretched and under-resourced, says Inspectorate

14 Jan 2020

The National Probation Service, the organisation that supervises high-risk offenders in the community, is hampered by staff shortages...

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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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Civil service needs ‘weirdos’ and HR ‘a bonfire’, says PM’s senior adviser

3 Jan 2020

Downing Street wants to hire “weirdos and misfits with odd skills” to help Boris Johnson’s new government, says Dominic Cummings.

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How Police Scotland transformed its pay and reward structure

2 Jan 2020

Six years after it was formed, Police Scotland completed a project that saw its 10 legacy pay scales and terms...

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Firefighters to remain members of ‘more favourable’ pension scheme

20 Dec 2019

Thousands of firefighters will be able to return to their pre-2015 pension schemes, an employment tribunal has clarified, after an...

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Army

Concern over frequency of racist incidents in armed forces

19 Dec 2019

Racism is on the rise in the UK's armed forces and concerted action needs to be carried out to curb it.

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Thousands of Northern Ireland nurses strike over pay and resourcing

18 Dec 2019

Thousands of nurses in Northern Ireland have gone on strike over “unsafe” staffing levels and pay inequality with the rest...

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