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A two-year pay deal for more than one million local government workers looks likely to go ahead after the biggest of the three unions involved decided to accept it.
Local government leaders have pointed to the high proportion of women in in lower-paid part-time jobs as the main reason for the differences in average rates compared to men.
Men in local government earn on average 6% per hour more than women according to the latest data being collected by the Government.
A number of Bromley’s library staff went on strike today in response to what their union describes as a ‘paltry and insulting’ pay offer.
Manchester City Council has pledged to pay an extra pound to the city’s lowest-paid home care staff in a move to help retain carers.
New figures have revealed that only 5% of staff in the Early Years sector are male, leading to calls to 'widen the talent pool'.
Councils have called for recruitment of more women and people from minority backgrounds to ensure fire and rescue services are fit for twenty-first century.
The vast majority of GMB members have voted to accept the 2% local government pay offer.
Staff at Brighton & Hove City Council will be issued with voluntary badges so they can display their chosen gender identity.
A former civil enforcement supervisor at Reading council has been issued a 17-week suspended jail sentence after admitting to fraud.