Human Resources

Brighton council and union reaches deal to end bin strike

19/10/2021
Brighton residents will soon once again see their streets cleared of bin bags as the council reaches a deal with striking refuse collection workers to resolve the ongoing industrial dispute.

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District boosts pay to tackle shortage of bin drivers

05/10/2021

South Holland District Council has agreed to increase pay for its waste and recycling teams in response to the national shortage of drivers.

Unison warns of strike action over council pay

04/10/2021

Trade union Unison has warned of future strike action unless local government employers improve their pay offer.

Scottish teachers declare formal dispute over ‘sub-inflationary’ pay offer

01/10/2021

Teachers in Scotland have declared a formal dispute over what they describe as a ‘sub-inflationary’ pay offer.

Newcastle Council publishes data on ethnicity pay gap

30/09/2021

Newcastle City Council has published data showing the pay gap between their white and BAME staff for the first time.

Union calls for reversal of pay cuts to give economy £3.3bn boost

24/09/2021

The TUC has called on the Chancellor to reverse public sector pay cuts in the spending review as a means of supporting the post-pandemic recovery.

Cllr Richard Leese steps down as leader of Manchester City Council

08/09/2021

The leader of Manchester City Council, Cllr Richard Leese, has announced his intention to step down after a quarter of a century at the head of the council.

New pay deal ends long-running bin strikes in South London

03/09/2021

Disruption to refuse services in the London Borough of Bexley has finally come to an end after a new pay deal was agreed.

Police criticised for handling of child abuse cases

01/09/2021

Police criticised for delaying alerting children’s social care when they have found children living in houses where they might be vulnerable to abuse.

Scottish union to hold nationwide strike ballot

24/08/2021

Councils in Scotland have been put on notice as Unison ballots members over industrial action.

Council’s deputy leader resigns over spiralling Marble Arch Mound costs

13/08/2021

Westminster City Council’s deputy leader has resigned as the cost of the Marble Arch Mound almost doubles.

Strike action at Ealing ends

05/08/2021

There will be no return to the picket lines after an agreement has been reached between the Unite trade union and outsourcer Serco.

Unions urge pinged staff to isolate

02/08/2021

Unions have urged waste and recycling staff to stay at home if ‘pinged’ by the COVID-19 app despite several councils having to reduce or suspend services.

PM urged to intervene over council pay

27/07/2021

A trade union has urged the Prime Minister to make funding available to give council workers a 'fair' pay rise.

Council pay offer increases to 1.75%

27/07/2021

Council employers have offered an improved 'final' pay offer to staff but have offered council chief executives and chief officers a lower increase.

Combined authority first to be awarded RACE quality mark

26/07/2021

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has become the first organisation in the UK to be awarded the RACE Equality Code.

County approves hybrid model of working for staff

19/07/2021

Nottinghamshire County Council will adopt a hybrid model of flexible working from October.

Self-isolation payments 'failing' workers

21/06/2021

Two out of three people applying for self-isolation payments are being rejected, according to new research.

Unions rejects 'insulting' council pay offer

24/05/2021

Two trade unions have rejected the 1.5% pay offer from the national local government employers.

Homes England invites council officers to join summer training programme

17/05/2021

Homes England are inviting council officers to join a Summer Learning Programme aimed at sharing knowledge on topics that could enhance home-building efforts.

Council ‘outraged’ by Unite decision to continue bin strike

14/05/2021

Thurrock Council has said that it is ‘disappointed’ workers in the local authority’s waste and recycling department have decided to continue pay strike.

Norwich Council workers to strike over pay dispute

13/05/2021

Staff working at a council-owned company in Norwich have announced five days of strike action over 'broken promises' on pay.

London council offers paid leave for miscarriage sufferers

12/05/2021

Barking and Dagenham Council has announced it will give paid leave for any of its staff who suffer the loss of an unborn baby.

Councillors receive 'profound' apology for bullying allegations

05/05/2021

Attleborough Town Council has issued a 'profound and unreserved' apology to two councillors that were falsely accused of bullying and harassment.

Scottish councils see 22,000 jobs cuts since 2007, say campaigners

29/04/2021

The SNP has been accused of overseeing the loss of 22,000 council jobs since coming into power by campaigners.

Council had 'truly toxic atmosphere,' tribunal hears

27/04/2021

The Hammersmith & Fulham LBC director at the centre of an unfair dismissal claim had been working in a ‘truly toxic atmosphere,’ an employment tribunal has heard.

Call to tackle 'mental health crisis' in care sector

27/04/2021

Three quarters of care workers have experienced worsened mental health as a result of the pandemic, new research has warned.

Unions reject councils’ pay offer

26/04/2021

Scottish members of two trade unions have voted to reject a pay offer from councils, raising the prospect of strike action.

Grenfell director dismissed while on sick leave, tribunal hears

20/04/2021

A council director who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after working on the Grenfell Tower response was dismissed while on sick leave, an employment tribunal has heard.

PM told to 'urgently' reform sleep-in shift rules

20/04/2021

Unison has warned that a Supreme Court ruling that sleep-in carers should not be paid the minimum wage for the hours they are asleep could be seen by some as ‘an opportunity to cut costs including wages’.

Unions reject Scots pay offer

06/04/2021

Trade unions in Scotland have formally rejected employers’ pay offer of an £800 lower-rate pay rise for 2021, dismissing the sum as an unacceptably poor response to staff efforts during COVID-19.

Virtual insanity: Councils hit out at refusal to extend meeting rules

26/03/2021

Councils will not be able to hold virtual council meetings after 6 May after the Government refused to budge on changes to legislation.

COVID-19: How has the past year affected council staff?

23/03/2021

Council staff have been left feeling ‘undervalued and overwhelmed’ this past year as a result of COVID-19, according to an exclusive survey by LocalGov.

COSLA pay offer ‘slap in the face’, union says

18/03/2021

Unison has accused the body representing local authorities in Scotland of making a pay offer that ‘falls far short’ of what local government workers deserve.

Budget 2021: Furlough scheme extended until autumn

03/03/2021

The chancellor has extended the furlough scheme and announced further funding for apprenticeships in a bid to soften the impact of COVID-19 on jobs.

Employers branded a 'disgrace' over council pay delay

26/02/2021

Council employers have been branded a ‘disgrace’ after they said they would not respond to a union pay claim until after the May 6 elections.

Council housing chief resigns after anonymous Twitter account was exposed

18/02/2021

The cabinet member for housing at Southwark Council has resigned after it emerged he was not 'transparent' about a Twitter account he managed.

Women on the frontline are 'exhausted' survey warns

17/02/2021

Women working in local government have warned the emotional, physical and financial impact of the pandemic is taking its toll, a new survey has revealed.

Unions call for 10% pay rise for council staff

16/02/2021

Three local government unions have called for a wage increase of at least 10% for all council and school workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Treasury scraps cap on public sector exit payments

12/02/2021

The Government has dropped its controversial cap on public sector exit payments after admitting it had ‘unintended consequences’.

Communication now at the top table in local government, survey reveals

29/01/2021

The pandemic has brought communications to the top table in local government, according to the results of a new survey.

Social care directors warn of 'exhausted' workforce

14/01/2021

Social care needs an immediate cash injection to support exhausted staff and ensure services don’t collapse, service directors have warned today.

Care services hit by staff shortages due to COVID-19

11/01/2021

Care providers across the country are finding individual services hit hard by staff absences caused by COVID-19, an association for social care providers has warned.

Union calls for libraries to be ‘completely closed’ during lockdown

06/01/2021

A public sector union has called for libraries to be completely closed to protect library workers during the lockdown.

Local government workers impacted by pay freeze already facing ‘pay penalty’

23/12/2020

Public sector workers affected by the pay freeze next year already face a pay penalty compared to private sector staff in similar roles, think tank says.

Report praises local authority and volunteer partnership during COVID-19

16/12/2020

A new report has praised the way local authorities in Wales worked with the third sector to protect vulnerable people during the pandemic.

Sandwell's outsourced refuse workers secure back pay deal

07/12/2020

Refuse workers in Sandwell are set to receive substantial back pay following intervention by trade union Unite.

Spending Review: Public sector pay increase for low earners

25/11/2020

Public sector worker wage increases will be limited to the lowest paid, the chancellor has announced this afternoon.

Leeds council proposes nearly 200 job cuts

20/11/2020

Leeds City Council has warned that it might have to cut 199 full time posts in order to save £17.6m as it deal with the impact of the pandemic and austerity.

District council workers agree to strike next month

18/11/2020

Up to 1,000 workers at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council are set to strike following a row about pay and conditions.

A fifth of employees still paid under the real Living Wage, research shows

09/11/2020

A fifth of employees are still paid under the real Living Wage, new research has shown.

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