Human Resources

Half of local government workers worry about redundancy as a result of cuts

14/11/2019
Around 50% of local government workers worry that they could be made redundant by technological innovation or Government cuts, a survey has revealed.

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Men dominate top table at combined authorities, research warns

04/11/2019

Only one in five with a vote at the top table in combined authorities are women, new research has found.

Council cuts damaging ‘grassroots’ grass pitches

30/10/2019

Local authority austerity and budget cuts have had a damaging effect on ‘grassroots’ grass pitches, a groundskeeping organisation says.

Council makes 'significant' progress on its pension scheme

25/10/2019

A new report has found the London Borough of Barnet has made significant progress in the way it administers its pension fund since an improvement notice was issued in July.

Councillors apologise to staff over 'pagan ritual' offer

25/10/2019

Two councillors have apologised in writing to their entire council staff following an investigation into sexist behaviour which included telling a woman she had 'good breeding hips' and offering to perform a pagan ritual.

Government launches care recruitment drive

16/10/2019

The Department of Health and Social Care is set to launch the second phase of its advertising campaign to help fill 122,000 vacancies in social care.

Nearly £300,000 paid to member of public due to typing error

15/10/2019

A council has added a new checking procedure to its finance system after an error led to a member of the public being paid hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Council leader steps down to chair controversial tourism firm

15/10/2019

The leader of Wakefield Council, Cllr Peter Box, has announced that he is standing down following his appointment as chairman of an embattled tourism agency.

Review launched into handling of alleged misconduct of senior council officers

09/10/2019

A review into the way alleged misconduct by senior council officers is investigated has been launched.

Living wage boost would benefit hundreds of thousands of council staff

08/10/2019

Workers stand to gain from politicians' pledges to increase the National Living Wage.

New family leave guidance for Scottish councils published

04/10/2019

New guidance on family leave for councillors in Scotland recommends that councillors on leave be allowed to continue receiving their basic allowances.

Council apologises after motorist denied right to challenge parking ticket

26/09/2019

Cherwell DC has apologised ‘unreservedly’ after an investigation revealed that motorists were being denied the right to challenge parking tickets.

Quarter of teachers work more than 60 hours a week, study reveals

18/09/2019

One in four teachers work more than 60 hours a week and many work in the evenings, a new study has revealed.

Social care sector faces 'disastrous' staffing black hole

10/09/2019

A care workers union has warned of a 'disastrous' staffing black hole in England’s social care sector as research shows there are tens of thousands of vacant posts.

Council staff urged to take part in future of work survey

05/09/2019

Local government workers have been invited to take part in a new survey on the future of work.

Union ballots over strike action at Greenwich Council

03/09/2019

Housing employees at Greenwich Council in London are being balloted for strike action over the ending of a productivity agreement.

Formal dispute opened by union at Northamptonshire

13/08/2019

A trade union has lodged a dispute with Northamptonshire CC.

Council considers job cuts to fund children’s services

13/08/2019

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is considering cutting 248 jobs in order to help fund a £5.5m cash boost for children’s services.

‘Rethink’ changes to local government pension scheme, Unison warns

09/08/2019

Plans to allow higher and further education employers to opt out of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) could cause serious cash flow problems for funds, a trade union has warned.

Lincolnshire health visitors announce new pay strikes

06/08/2019

Unite have announced that health visitors employed by the council will be holding further demonstrations across Lincolnshire as part of an ongoing pay dispute.

Report: 580,000 more social workers needed by 2035

05/08/2019

More than 500,000 social care jobs in England will need to be filled by 2035, a new report has predicted.

Children’s services top list of complaints against councils

31/07/2019

Official complaints about children’s services and adult social care have topped an annual review of local government complaints for 2018-19.

Dorset Council confirms over 550 council jobs are ‘at risk’

30/07/2019

More than 550 council employees in Dorset Council have been informed that their jobs are ‘at risk’ from the restructuring of local government in the area.

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.

Government appoints experts in antisemitism and Islamophobia

24/07/2019

Two experts have been appointed to advise the Government on anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim racism after both major political parties accused of bigotry.

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.

Lincolnshire health visitors strike over pay row

16/07/2019

Health visitors in Lincolnshire began strike action yesterday after failing to reach an agreement with the county council over their rate of pay.

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.

Councils urged to protect councillors from abuse

03/07/2019

Councils are being urged to take steps to protect councillors from abuse and intimidation in a new guide published today.

Councils still dominated by male politicans, says Fawcett Society

02/07/2019

Women’s representation in local government is ‘at a standstill’ according to the Fawcett Society.

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.

Fifth of local government leaders ‘privately educated’

25/06/2019

Around 20% of local government leaders and 29% of MPs are privately educated compared to 7% of the population, a report into social mobility has revealed.

Around 25% of local government jobs ‘slashed’ due to austerity

21/06/2019

New data from Unison has revealed that a quarter of local government jobs have been cut over the last decade as a result of austerity.

One in five Welsh council jobs ‘axed’, report reveals

21/06/2019

Almost one if five council jobs in Wales have been axed in the last 10 years, according to the latest analysis.

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.

Care workers suffer from 6,000 violent attacks

10/06/2019

Care workers suffered more than 6,000 violent attacks resulting in serious injuries during the last five years, shocking new figures have shown.

Union hits out over changes to LGPS for non-teaching staff

06/06/2019

A trade union has blasted government proposals to allow universities and colleges in England to opt out of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for new non-teaching staff.

Study sets out how best to empower electoral officials

06/06/2019

Organisations running elections do better when they tackle stress among their employees, according to academics.

CEOs in local government the least trusted, research shows

05/06/2019

Top bosses in local and national government are the least trusted by their employees, according to new research.

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.

South Ribble Council chief executive placed on ‘special leave’

28/05/2019

The chief executive of South Ribble Council and her two deputies has been put on ‘special leave’ until further notice, the local authority has confirmed.

Council employees win ‘substantial wage rise’

02/05/2019

Customer service assistants employed by Sandwell Council have won what the union Unite describe as a ‘substantial wage rise’.

Birmingham council apologises to union over waste dispute comments

30/04/2019

Birmingham City Council has apologised to Unite the Union over comments made during the recent protracted dispute with refuse collectors.

BAME communities ‘underrepresented’ at the local level, audit reveals

26/04/2019

The underrepresentation of minorities at the local level gives the impression that local leaders ‘don't care about representative democracy’, campaigners say.

Council employees balloted for strike action

15/04/2019

Newham council workers are threatening the council with strike action after the authority proposed a new pay structure that would lead to cuts.

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’.

Treasury moves to ban six-figure ‘golden goodbyes’ in local government

10/04/2019

The Government has launched a consultation into ending six-figure ‘golden goodbyes’ for public sector staff.

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.

Councillor resigns amid anti-Semitism row

03/04/2019

A Labour councillor who was deselected has resigned accusing the local party of not dealing with complaints of racism, anti-Semitism and homophobia.

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.

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