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Court of Appeal rules foster carers can unionise

Foster carers are “workers” and have the right to unionise, according to a ruling today by the Court of Appeal....

Covid-19 vaccinations could be made mandatory for care home staff

15 Apr 2021

Staff in care homes with older residents could be required to have a Covid-19 vaccine under government proposals.

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Health and social care staff in Wales to get one-off bonus

17 Mar 2021

More than 200,000 NHS health workers and social care staff in Wales are to receive a £735 bonus from the government.

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Third of social care workers haven’t had Covid jab

15 Feb 2021

A third of social care staff have not yet had a Covid-19 vaccine, despite government claims that everyone in the...

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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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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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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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Public sector pay freeze stokes union anger

26 Nov 2020

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis describes Rishi Sunak's spending review as 'austerity, plain and simple,' as unions attack 'divisive' pay freeze.

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Public sector pay rises targeted at NHS and low income staff

25 Nov 2020

Public sector pay increases are to be targeted at those who need them most, the chancellor has confirmed.
Delivering his...

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Public sector pay freeze set to be announced

20 Nov 2020

Millions of public sector workers in England are likely to see their pay frozen next year, but NHS staff are...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: HR Impact Award shortlist

13 Nov 2020

The Personnel Today Awards 2020 winners will be revealed later this month. Each organisation on this highly competitive shortlist provided...

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‘Give regions more say over skills and employment’

2 Nov 2020

City & Guilds has urged the government to devolve skills and training to the UK's regions.

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Government to mandate areas modern slavery statements should cover

22 Sep 2020

Organisations will be required to regularly publish their modern slavery statements via a new government reporting service and must be...

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Teacher investigated over indecent images was unfairly dismissed

10 Sep 2020

Judge said claimant not warned he could be dismissed for causing employer reputational damage.

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