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.
Controversial Stoke budget rejected in council vote
Councillors are deadlocked over the budget just a week ahead of the national deadline.
Contract changes prompt strike threat
Unison members in Tower Hamlets LBC are to strike in protest at contract changes the union claims are being forced on workers.
EXCLUSIVE: Industrial action risk as employers mull sticking with 2% pay offer
Council employers are keeping open the option of doubling down on their 2% pay offer to the unions, raising the risk of protracted industrial action.
We are £1 better off compared to 2008
After more than a decade, average pay has risen above its pre-election levels. Michael Burton asks what the future may hold for pay and productivity
A 10% council pay rise is 'affordable' insists Unison
A 10% pay rise for council staff is 'affordable' and would boost local economies, new research from a trade union has said.
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’.
The chancellor should tackle low care sector pay in the Budget
If the chancellor does not allocate more funding for care training and pay in the Budget the sector will continue to be understaffed and the new post-2021 immigration system will still need to supply it with low paid labour, says Michael Burton.
Unions criticise 'unnecessary' pay offer delay
The three unions representing council workers today criticised ‘unnecessary delays’ after local government employers failed to make them a pay offer for 2020/21.
Council spending powers to be restored to 2010 levels under Labour
Labour would ‘reverse the Tory decade of austerity for local government’ and aim to restore council spending powers to 2010 levels by 2024 if elected.
Council disappointment at Lincolnshire health visitors strike
Senior Lincolnshire CC officials have expressed their disappointment after a number of health visitors started a month-long strike yesterday.
Employers delay response to 10% pay claim
Local government employers have told trade union leaders that they are unlikely to respond to their 10% pay claim before next year.
EXCLUSIVE: Employers in pay rise redundancy warning
A pay rise of more than 2% ‘would be likely to result in redundancies,’ employers have warned.
Solace Summit: Northamptonshire chief calls for public sector 'alarm system'
The chief executive officer of Conservative-run Northamptonshire CC has called for a public sector ‘alarm system’ to prevent other councils failing.
Chief executive ‘on a period of leave’ as pay investigation begins
Surrey Heath BC has moved to quash rumours chief executive Karen Whelan had been suspended.
Living wage boost would benefit hundreds of thousands of council staff
Workers stand to gain from politicians' pledges to increase the National Living Wage.
Capita to pay Real Living Wage from April
Capita has said it will pay all UK employees a minimum of the Real Living Wage from April, increasing the salaries of almost 6,000 employees.
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.