Officer complaints process 'counts for nothing', says ALACE
The new regime created to sort out allegations against senior council officers has been shown to ‘count for nothing,’ the trade union representing chief executives has claimed.
Chief executives demand same pay rise as employees
The trade union for council chief executives has demanded employers give them the same pay rise as other local government staff.
It's time for a radical rethink on exit payments
The Treasury's proposals for a cap on exit payments need a radical rethink - and ministers must also rapidly address a shopping list of more important issues for districts, says Ian Miller..
Breaking the non-disclosure habit?
Non-disclosure clauses in employment settlements are often being used by employers to cover up complaints of harassment and discrimination, says a select committee report. To what extent is this the case in local government? Ann McGauran reports
EXCLUSIVE: £95k exit cap regulations are 'lawyers' charter to print money'
Government regulations introducing a £95,000 cap on local government exit payments are a ‘lawyers’ charter to print money,’ the trade union representing the most senior managers in the sector is expected to tell Whitehall.
EXCLUSIVE: Six-figure salary jobs on the rise
The number of council job openings with six-figure salaries has risen in recent years, research by The MJ has found.
Union dilution warning over merging of roles
The union that represents senior local government managers has called for the independent roles of chief financial officer and chief executive to be kept separate.
ALACE gives green light to improved pay offer
Council chief executives have accepted a revised pay deal which brings them in line with the rest of the sector’s staff.
Regional employers rebel over pay offer for chiefs
A regional rebellion is building over the national employers’ inferior pay offer for chief executives and senior officers.
Chiefs reject 'disappointing' pay deal
The trade union for council chief executives has rejected the ‘very disappointing’ pay offer to their members.
EXCLUSIVE: Public and private sectors poles apart in senior pay
Senior council staff now earn around six times less than their private sector counterparts, research obtained by The MJ has found.
Counting the cost of Grenfell
Government pressed for ‘emergency funds’ as local authorities face mounting costs in the aftermath of the Grenfell fire.
BREAKING: Council suspends chief Suarez
Cheshire East Council has suspended its chief executive Mike Suarez while an independent investigation is undertaken.
Javid named new DCLG secretary
Sajid Javid has been named the new secretary of state for the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
‘Restrict exit payments and face mass staff exodus’
Government attempts to further limit public sector exit payments could prompt a ‘mass departure of staff,’ town hall chiefs have warned.
GMB accepts pay offer but stalemate persists
Stalemate has hit pay negotiations for local government staff despite a vote by one of the trade unions to accept the employers’ offer.
Caps on exit payments branded ‘unduly punitive’
Changes to government policy on public sector exit payments are ‘unduly punitive,’ according to the trade union for council chief executives.
Salary increases for chief execs revealed
Chief executives earning more than £100,000 have been offered their first pay rise in eight years.
District council probe after mass grievance submission
Senior staff are at loggerheads with the management team at a district council that is subject to an independent review of top-level relationships, The MJ understands. Click the headline to find out which council.
EXCLUSIVE: Chief execs round on ‘divisive’ and ‘negative’ LGA staff pay
The Local Government Association (LGA)’s attitude to senior pay has been branded as ‘divisive’ by chief executives union ALACE, after it emerged that its own staff have been given a pay rise.