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
Every frontline worker deserves recognition
It will be a long time until we see the full impact of the coronavirus crisis, says Heather Jameson. But we need to recognise the efforts of frontline workers
Colchester to furlough staff
A council in Essex is to furlough some of its staff to limit the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus testing extended to frontline council staff
Council staff with symptoms of COVID-19 will be able to get tested for the virus, the Government has announced.
Council workers resist 'final' 2.75% pay offer
Trade unions have pushed back after being urged to accept a 'final' 2.75% pay increase for council staff.
Councils under pressure over worker safety
Local authorities are under increasing pressure to resolve issues of social distancing for refuse and other workers, with no clear guidance available.
Councils report ‘sickening’ attacks on staff
Council staff have been subject to unacceptable physical and verbal assaults during the coronavirus crisis, including one council worker having their leg broken.
Glasgow seeks 1,500 voluntary redundancies
Glasgow City Council has announced that it is offering voluntary redundancies to its staff in order to reduce its wage bill in the face of heavy budgetary pressures, including a £500m equal pay bill.
Predicting the workplace of 2021 (and beyond)
In a lively session at The MJ’s recent Future Forum North event in Manchester Dr Nicola Millard, principal innovation partner at BT, looked ahead at tomorrow’s workplace. Here she outlines the seven ‘Ds’ shaping the future of work
Unions reject 'disappointing' 2% council pay offer
Trade unions have rejected a 2% pay increase for council staff and called on employers to ‘come up with a better offer’.
Future Forum North: Workplace cultures fail to keep pace with technology
The digital revolution in the modern workplace must now be matched by a culture shift, it has been argued.
Mitchell appointed Charnwood chief
Charnwood BC has welcomed new chief executive Rob Mitchell into the role.
North Tyneside told to 'focus on strategy' to sustain services
A council has been warned that it must invest in digital technology to ease pressure on staff.
Solace Summit: Officers 'scared of doing their jobs'
Council chiefs have heard of the growing issues of bullying and harassment at the Solace Summit.
Questions raised over Glasgow equal pay claims
A documentary has questioned the tactics of the unions involved in the £548m equal pay claim settled by Glasgow City Council – and their deduction of 6.9% from each individual settlement to cover legal costs.
Living wage boost would benefit hundreds of thousands of council staff
Workers stand to gain from politicians' pledges to increase the National Living Wage.
Styling and profiling
Who’d have thought it – a council planner whose style is so hot he has to stick his suits in the freezer before wearing them.