EXCLUSIVE: Unison to make 'bold' pay claim
Unison is poised to ask local government employers for a 10% pay rise in a ‘bold’ claim being submitted for 2020/21, The MJ has learnt.
Has the sector turned its back on the race to the bottom mentality?
We need to be honest in local government about the value of attracting high calibre people, according to Claire Kober.
Let's get serious about decent pay
If we are serious about building a resilient northern economy then we need to start with the people who live and work here, says Sarah Longlands
Mind the gap
Local government has made progress in narrowing the gender pay gap since last year – but solutions need to be in place for much longer to have an impact.
There's some cheer here for town hall bosses
Ipsos MORI's latest survey might bring cheer to some readers fed up with TaxPayers' Alliance press releases about town hall bosses on allegedly vast salaries, says Ben Page
Treasury announces details of £95k exit payment cap
A £95,000 cap on local government exit payments will be implemented despite the sector being responsible for less than a tenth of public sector pay-outs.
Forget the clickbait – the ‘Rich List’ shows fair pay
Another year, another TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) 'Town Hall Rich List' hits the headlines, But the vast majority of chief executives are awarded fair pay for an increasingly complex, high profile, high risk role, says Heather Jameson.
We need to give the full picture about high earners
Some facts were missing from this week's TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) 'Town Hall Rich List', says Michael Burton.
Chiefs hit back at 'rich list'
Chief executives have hit back at claims from the Taxpayers’ Alliance pressure group that more local authority staff are being paid six-figure salaries.
Nottingham City narrows gender pay gap
Nottingham City Council has narrowed its gender pay gap to a mean average pay gap of 3.1%, down from 4.2% last year.
Government review into Caerphilly pay row
The Welsh Government is stepping into the long-running dispute over senior council officers’ pay at Caerphilly CBC.
Government must redesign immigration policy to fill care vacancies - think-tanks
The Government should ‘go back to the drawing board’ to redesign a visa system that encourages overseas workers to fill the 110,000 social care vacancies, a report today has urged.
EXCLUSIVE: Six-figure salary jobs on the rise
The number of council job openings with six-figure salaries has risen in recent years, research by The MJ has found.
Carers win right to appeal in £400m sleep-in shift battle
The Supreme Court has granted carers the right to appeal in the ongoing sleep-in shift legal battle.
Unions divided over Scottish councils' pay offer
Scottish local authorities’ latest pay offer has received a mixed reaction from union members.
Union urges members to accept improved pay offer
A breakthrough is on the horizon in the pay dispute between Scottish councils and unions.
Local authorities must pave the way on the Living Wage
If we want to tackle the scourge of low pay and in-work poverty we must acknowledge the vital role of local authorities and encourage more to commit to paying a Living Wage, says Tess Lanning
Fresh funding plea amid union pressure
Council leaders have refreshed their appeal for extra resources from the Scottish Government under pressure from unions over pay.
Extra care cash could be swallowed up by pay
Whatever Brexit deal occurs next March, the recruitment crisis in care and other parts of local government will get worse, says Michael Burton - and much of the extra Budget money will go on filling vacancies and paying higher wages
Council pay offer rejected as union moves towards strike action
The 3% pay offer for council workers in Scotland has been rejected by members of Unison Scotland.