HR

New management model with no chief approved

25/07/2019

Redcar and Cleveland BC hopes to save about £220,000 per year after scrapping its chief executive role as part of a new management model.

Unions set to propose 10% pay rise for council staff

17/07/2019

Better work-life balance and support for mental health are likely to be elements in a pay claim being agreed by local government unions, LocalGov can reveal.

EXCLUSIVE: Brum's Baxendale quits for New Zealand

10/07/2019

Birmingham CC chief executive Dawn Baxendale is departing to take up a new post at Christchurch City Council in New Zealand after just over a year in post.

Council staff receive millions in equal pay settlement

28/06/2019

Thousands of council workers have received their first equal pay settlements in Glasgow after the council finalised a funding deal with Legal & General.

Northern Ireland council staff sickness at highest level in nearly 30 years

18/06/2019

Sick leave at Northern Ireland councils is at its highest level since 1990, with nearly 15 days lost per employee a year, auditors have warned.

Sleep-in care workers report unsuitable conditions

18/06/2019

Overnight care workers have reported being attacked at work and forced to sleep in offices, in a new survey conducted by Unison.

Councils invited to join design technique scheme

04/06/2019

Councils are being invited to join a scheme to help them use design techniques to improve the services they offer.

Capping exit payments in the public sector

07/05/2019

Kim Howell explores how the ongoing uncertainty about the proposed cap on exit payments should be managed by employers in local government.

Council proposes random drug testing of staff

10/04/2019

West Lothian Council is considering introducing random drug testing for staff in posts defined as ‘safety critical’.

Cheshire East’s most senior financial executive resigns

09/04/2019

The chief operating officer at Cheshire East Council has resigned after a suspension lasting two years.

Dundee council workers threaten strike action

02/04/2019

Dundee City Council workers have voted in support of industrial action in response to local authority cuts.

Vicarious liability

02/04/2019

Helen Snow, senior associate in the employment team at Geldards LLP, looks at how to mitigate against the rogue employee.

Council to introduce alcohol and drug tests for staff

10/05/2018

A council in Northern Ireland could soon be introducing a new scheme to test employees for alcohol and drug use.

Council called out on bullying and harassment

30/01/2018

Cheshire East Council has a bullying and harassment problem, the Local Government Association (LGA) has concluded.

Council leaders demand end to pay cap

07/12/2017

Nearly 100 council leaders have written to the chancellor demanding extra funding for workers and an end to the public sector pay cap.

Labour Party suspends Slough leader

03/11/2017

Slough BC’s leader has been suspended from the Labour Party, amid criticism over his choice of permanent chief executive.

K&C chief steps down under pressure from Whitehall

22/06/2017

The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has resigned amid fierce criticism over the borough's response to the Grenfell Tower fire disaster.

Councils sign HR shared service deal

02/08/2016

Two councils have agreed to extend cooperation with a new HR deal that will save both hundreds of thousands of pounds annually.

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Slavery in supply chains

Tiffany Cloynes and Clare Hardy explore what responsibility councils may have in the future to eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains.
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