Education

Police Federation and teachers’ unions angry at vaccine priorities

Disappointment for police and teachers as vaccine roll-out will continue to be on an age basis, not on occupations.

Imperial College top executives under scrutiny for bullying

15 Feb 2021

Two university leaders are under formal investigation by the Office for Students after accusations of bullying staff.
Alice Gast, president...

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Which apprenticeships are worst affected by Covid-19?

8 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week: The Covid crisis has seen apprenticeship starts in the UK fall by 46%; meanwhile, the UK's oldest apprentice is revealed.

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IR35: What does public-sector HR need to know about the April 2021 changes?

5 Feb 2021

Public sector HR may think that IR35 reforms only apply to private sector.

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Students opt for technology and business over arts subjects

4 Feb 2021

Computing, medicine and engineering subjects continue to gain popularity for students, university entry figures have revealed.

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Frontline workers’ wellbeing should be ‘national priority’

2 Feb 2021

Leading mental health organisations have said the mental and physical health of frontline staff should be a national priority going...

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Covid-19 fatalities highest among restaurant, factory and security staff

26 Jan 2021

Restaurant staff, factory workers and staff in ‘elementary’ occupations including security guards and taxi drivers were among those who faced...

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Teachers, police and retail staff likely in next vaccine phase

19 Jan 2021

Public-facing workers such as police officers, teachers and retail staff may soon be offered a Covid-19 jab, vaccines minister Nadhim...

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Call for FFP3 masks to be made available for all health workers

13 Jan 2021

All health and social care staff potentially in contact with Covid-19 patients should be provided with FFP3 respirators in order...

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Covid-19 testing to be targeted at staff unable to work from home

11 Jan 2021

Key workers and people unable to work from home are to receive more frequent Covid-19 testing – even if they are not displaying any symptoms.

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Unison elects first woman leader

11 Jan 2021

Christine McAnea has been elected as the new general secretary of Unison, the UK’s largest trade union.
She is the...

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Covid infection rates as much as 333% higher for some teachers

6 Jan 2021

The government’s decision this week to embark on a third national lockdown and close primary and secondary schools in England...

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HR news you may have missed over Christmas

4 Jan 2021

We bring you up to speed with news that broke over the festive period.

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Public sector pay freeze will hit those already earning less

22 Dec 2020

Public sector workers hit by a pay freeze are already paid less than their counterparts in private sector employers, according to a report by the Resolution Foundation.

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Personnel Today Awards 2020 winners: NHS praised for Covid response

27 Nov 2020

NHS England and Improvement has been crowned the overall winner at this...

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