Unions pile on pressure over exit pay cap
More organisations are preparing legal action to challenge the Government's cap on public sector exit pay.
Grenfell council bullying claims denied
Allegations of a ‘culture of bullying’ within the building control department responsible for overseeing Grenfell Tower have been denied.
Local government recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Council leaders and staff have been recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their services to local government.
Staffing presented ‘real and present risk’ to council
Cotswold DC is bolstering its senior officer team following criticism in a corporate peer challenge.
Council workers warned of ‘assault on pensions’
Legislation making its way through Parliament could have dire consequences for the pensions of local government employees across the board, a union has warned.
Barrow urged to ‘maintain momentum’
New ways of working and increased staff capacity will be required to tackle the challenges faced by Barrow BC, a corporate peer challenge has concluded.
Chief executive to retire after 43 years
The chief executive of Durham Council, Terry Collins, has announced his retirement following a 43-year career in local government.
Pay boost for care workers following tribunal
A group of homecare workers have been awarded £100,000 in backdated pay in a tribunal ruling that could have further implications for the sector.
Birmingham proposes to adopt ‘Rooney rule’
Birmingham City Council is proposing to mandate at least one woman and one BAME candidate are shortlisted for every job vacancy.
Local government pay deal agreed
Local government has accepted a 2.75% pay increase, it has been confirmed, despite objections from Unite.
East Ayrshire chief and CFO announce departures
Chief executive Fiona Lees will step down in January, while depute chief executive and chief financial officer Alex McPhee is to leave in December.
LGA code of conduct under fire
A model code of conduct for councillors put forward by the Local Government Association (LGA) lacks teeth, according to bodies representing officers.
Four in five council staff working from home
The number of council staff working from home has rocketed from 5% pre-lockdown to 80%, according to new research.
Unite members reject 'insulting' council pay offer
The majority of members of Unite the union have rejected the 2.75% pay offer.
Getting onboard the digital recruitment era
With office working still a way off for many organisations, how can the induction and settling in process be replicated effectively in this era of virtual recruitment? Jessica Mullinger looks at ways to address this dilemma
Chancellor accused of 'selective memory' over council workers' pay
Council staff are the 'forgotten army of public service' and are being denied a 'decent' pay rise, a union said today.
Unite to ballot members over ‘insulting’ council pay offer
Around 100,000 council workers will be asked if they want to accept or reject the 2.75% pay offer.
Wage boards advocated for care workers
Wage boards should be created for low paid staff to improve pay and conditions starting with social care, says a Resolution Foundation report.
Havering furloughs 260 workers
Havering LBC has furloughed 260 of its workers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Council to furlough 300 staff
Chelmsford City Council is to furlough hundreds of culture and leisure services employees as coronavirus takes its toll on the authority’s finances