LGA to undertake comprehensive chiefs' survey for first time in nine years
Smith Square is to update its knowledge of chief executives and chief officers by organising a comprehensive survey for the first time in nine years.
Appeal bid launched over sleep-in shifts legal dispute
The legal battle over pay for carers working sleep-in shifts is to rumble on after an appeal was lodged with the Supreme Court.
Relief after sleep-in ruling
Council leaders have expressed their relief after a legal decision today not to count sleep-in shifts as working time.
GMB rejects Scottish councils' pay offer
Members of the GMB Scotland trade union have rejected the Scottish local government pay offer, potentially sparking industrial action.
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.
Future Forum: LGA to push for place-based EU funding replacement
The Local Government Association (LGA) will push for a place-based replacement for EU funding after Brexit, Smith Square’s chief executive has said.
Workforce pay parity could undermine integration - Green
The integration of NHS and care services could be undermined by a lack of progress on workforce pay parity, the chief executive of Care England warned today.
1% pay deal ‘disappointing’
ALACE chiefs joined by senior sector figures in frustation at focus on supposedly high pay for chief executives
White Van Man on ... pay
I can never work out where councils find the dosh to hand out these enormous bungs to their head honchos just to get them off the premises and why on earth they don’t just show them the door.
Senior salaries are justified by the burdens of the job
Heather Jameson comments on the latest Taxpayers' Alliance annual town hall rich list.
Is the gender pay gap a myth?
Claire Fox ask whether dodgy data is holding back the real debate about the perceived gap in pay between men and women.
Chiefs reject 'disappointing' pay deal
The trade union for council chief executives has rejected the ‘very disappointing’ pay offer to their members.
Councils continue to pay men more than women
Council gender pay gaps vary wildly across the sector, with the average council paying women 5% less than men, according to the latest data.
Unite to discuss next steps after pay offer rejection
The Unite trade union is continuing to oppose the employers' 2% pay offer despite moves towards acceptance from Unison and the GMB.
Redbridge bucks the trend on women's pay
Redbridge LBC pays its female staff more than their male counterparts, an audit of staff salary has shown.
Union warning over Northamptonshire pay freeze
Trade unions and opposition councillors this week criticised Northamptonshire CC’s decision to freeze staff pay – warning it will exacerbate existing recruitment and retention problems.
Councils welcome SNP-Green deal
Councils have welcomed a deal between Holyrood finance secretary Derek Mackay and Scottish Greens, which claimed they had secured £170m extra cash for local authorities.
Are we being priced out?
Public sector workers are experiencing a real-terms pay cut, while senior managers have seen their income cut dramatically in the past eight years. Sam Clayden unveils the latest pay research by Unison.
Superhumans wanted – for a fair wage
If local government wants to thrive, it needs to be able to attract the best talent, writes Heather Jameson.