Jenrick comes under pressure on council pay
Trade unions have directly approached local government secretary, Robert Jenrick, to provide a ‘fully funded, proper pay rise for local government workers’.
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
EXCLUSIVE: LGA split over worker bonus
A cross-party agreement that the Local Government Association (LGA) would lobby for a coronavirus payment to staff was ditched after senior councillors blocked the move, The MJ can reveal.
EXCLUSIVE: LGA bonus rejection 'slap in the face'
A top union official has branded English councils’ refusal to rally behind a campaign for a workers’ coronavirus bonus as a ‘slap in the face’.
Unite expected to urge pay offer rejection
Trade union Unite is expected to recommend that its members reject the employers ‘final’ 2.75% pay offer at a national committee meeting later this week.
Welsh care workers to receive £500 bonus
All care workers in Wales will receive a £500 payment in recognition of their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford has announced.
Unions hit back as employers seek to end pay talks
Trade unions have hit back at local government employers’ attempts to close down talks on pay.
IPPR calls for pay parity for care workers
Healthcare could face a staffing crisis after it was revealed on in five healthcare professionals are more likely to leave following the pandemic.
Chief executive payment decisions 'not lawful'
‘Proper procedures’ were not followed and decisions to make payments to a council chief executive were ‘not lawfully made,’ an independent investigation has found.
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.
Ill-judged and ill-informed, the TPA counts cost, not value
Living in the midst of a global crisis, there is some light. Amid the tragedy of human loss, the restrictions, the economic devastation, the uncertainty and the isolation there are moments of kindness, selflessness and ingenuity that are genuinely inspirational.
Town hall rich list branded 'inane and distasteful'
Attempts to criticise local government salaries have been branded as ‘both inane and distasteful' by chief executives’ body Solace.
Scots care staff to get pay hike
Scottish social care staff are to receive an immediate 3.3% pay increase backdated from 1 April after an agreement between the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.
Council chief resigns amid allowance probe
Surrey Heath BC’s chief executive has announced her resignation from the council amid an independent investigation into an additional duties allowance paid to her.
Local government pay summit to go ahead
Negotiators hope to keep local government pay discussions on track despite the difficulties posed by the coronavirus crisis.
Former Solace chief takes crisis pay cut
Former Solace president Jo Miller has taken a 10% pay cut as her council launched a range of measures to support local people and businesses amid the coronavirus crisis.
Union and council end dispute amid coronavirus crisis
Trade union Unite has said its dispute with Veolia over holiday pay for refuse staff working at Tower Hamlets LBC has been resolved.