Human Resources

Waste workers announce strike action across 15 Scottish councils

11/08/2022
Waste workers in 15 councils across Scotland will walk-out for a week this month in protest over the 'pitiful' 2% pay offer.

Human Resources News

Employers warn against local pay deals

19/07/2022

Councils have been warned against undermining the ‘fundamental integrity’ of national talks by agreeing local deals as pressure grows on pay.

Council hits back at 'dysfunctional' tribunal ruling

12/07/2022

A dispute between Kensington & Chelsea LBC and two senior former employees that ended in an employment tribunal has continued to rumble.

Council employee steals £161,000 from two parish councils

04/07/2022

A woman has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to defrauding two parish councils in Oxfordshire.

Seven in 10 councillors face abuse, survey reveals

30/06/2022

Council leaders are calling for a change in legislation to allow councillors to withhold their personal addresses as evidence of abuse and intimidation grows.

LGA Conference: Sector should consider offering four-day week

29/06/2022

Councils may have to consider offering a four-day week in order to attract the staff desperately needed by the sector, a workshop at the Local Government Association’s (LGA) annual conference has heard.

Council and unions agree ‘strong pay offer’ for lowest paid staff

22/06/2022

Surrey CC's lowest paid staff are set to receive a pay boost after unions and the council finalised a pay offer that sees pay increases on a sliding scale.

Fresh strike warning for local government sector

13/06/2022

Unions have warned of more local government strikes.

Coventry bin lorry drivers renew strike

08/06/2022

HGV drivers in Coventry have voted to renew their strike mandate and continue industrial action into the summer over a pay dispute with the city council.

Council chiefs warn of post-Brexit shortage of professional regulators

18/05/2022

Local authority leaders have urged the Government to do more to train staff to work in the regulatory system due to an increase in post-Brexit challenges.

Rugby workers will be latest to strike

25/04/2022

Refuse, recycling and street cleansing workers at Rugby BC are among the council employees who will walk out on strike this week.

Adur and Worthing bin strike ends with pay deal

21/04/2022

The long-running Adur and Worthing bin strike has ended after a new pay deal was reached with the local authority.

Burnham will support Manchester Airport ‘any way we can’

06/04/2022

Mayor Burnham has attempted to reassure passengers stuck at Manchester Airport that the GMCA is working to ‘support them in any way we can’.

Unison calls for above-inflation pay rise for public sector

22/03/2022

The UK’s biggest union has called on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to fund an above-inflation pay rise for public sector workers.

Week-long strike over pay to hit local government sector

08/03/2022

Council workers are expected to strike for a week this month in the first coordinated industrial action to hit the sector in a decade.

Unite announces industrial action over pay

28/02/2022

Unite’s local government members will next month stage targetted industrial action at councils where enough members rejected the employers’ 1.75% pay offer for 2021-22.

Sussex councils agree pay rise for refuse, recycling and cleansing staff

28/02/2022

Adur & Worthing Councils have agreed to a wage increase for refuse, recycling and cleansing staff following a review of pay and conditions.

Dealing with complaints became ‘casualty of crisis’, Ombudsman says

24/02/2022

COVID-19 ‘magnified stresses’ that councils were already faced with before the pandemic and dealing with complaints became a ‘casualty’, report says.

National industrial action prospects over pay fade

07/02/2022

A nationally-coordinated wave of industrial action over this year’s pay claim looks increasingly unlikely as the outcome of trade union ballots emerged.

Wiltshire Council proposes £10m staffing budget cut

03/02/2022

Wiltshire Council is proposing to cut £10m from its staffing budget over the next two years in response to a ‘challenging financial situation’.

Coventry council hires private contractor amid bin strikes

27/01/2022

Coventry City Council today announced that it is set to bring in a private contractor to help collect waste as strike action by bin lorry drivers continues.

LGA launches T Level support programme

27/01/2022

Up to 35 councils will benefit from a new support programme to help them create high quality T Level placements.

Council care workers earn thousands of pounds a year less in real terms, says TUC

26/01/2022

Local government care workers earn £1,600 less a year in real terms compared to 2010, new analysis has revealed.

Council calls on staff to volunteer for social care roles

10/01/2022

North Yorkshire County Council has urged staff working in non-critical services to volunteer for social care roles due to the pressures caused by the spread of Omicron.

Refuse workers due ‘significant’ pay rises, union says

07/01/2022

Refuse workers are due ‘significant’ pay rises, the union GMB says as councils across the UK face bin strikes.

Ex-councillor convicted for COVID loan fraud

20/12/2021

A former councillor and his wife have been convicted for trying to exploit COVID-19 business support grants.

Coventry bin lorry drivers strike proposal ‘impractical’

15/12/2021

Coventry City Council has rejected a union proposal that bin lorry drivers work for one hour and then go on strike for another hour.

Coventry RCV drivers vote to strike

07/12/2021

Bin lorry drivers in Coventry have voted to take strike action in a dispute over pay and Christmas working arrangements.

Cornwall plans to cut 400 jobs

03/12/2021

The cuts are part of plans to save £55m in order to balance the council’s budget in 2022-23.

Union starts ballot for strike action

02/12/2021

A trade union has started balloting 370,000 council and school staff for strike action over the 'inadequate' pay offer.

HGV drivers threaten Christmas strikes

24/11/2021

Drivers of heavy goods vehicles who work for Coventry City Council’s waste services are threatening to go on strike over the Christmas period as part of a pay dispute.

No deal from last-ditch pay talks

16/11/2021

Last-ditch talks between local government employers and trade unions over this year’s 1.75% pay offer have broken up without agreement, The MJ understands.

Care staff should receive £1,000 winter bonus, directors argue

16/11/2021

Social care workers in England should receive a £1,000 winter bonus to protect struggling services, leaders have said.

Birmingham could face new equal pay claims

12/11/2021

Birmingham City Council is facing an equal pay ‘crisis’, a trade union has warned.

Thousands of council workers to strike over pay in Scotland

26/10/2021

Trade unions have warned half of Scotland’s local authority areas will see strike action next month unless an agreement is made over council pay.

Refuse workers strike against ‘ongoing attacks’ on pay and conditions

21/10/2021

Union members at Veolia Sheffield have voted to strike over pay and what they characterise as ‘ongoing attacks’ to their terms and conditions.

EXCLUSIVE: Employers dig in as they refuse to reopen pay talks

19/10/2021

Council employers have dug in to defend their ‘full and final’ pay offer despite warnings that months of disruption could lie ahead.

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.

Disruption warning as unions ask for pay talks to resume

15/10/2021

Unions have urged council employers to return to the negotiating table with an improved pay offer amid warnings that months of disruption could lie ahead.

Research shows drop in council pay over past decade

14/10/2021

Frontline staff in local government have seen their pay fall by around £1,500 in real terms over the past decade, new research has revealed today.

Council to offer all staff a free flu jab

12/10/2021

Moray Council will offer all its staff the chance to get the seasonal flu vaccination in a bid to reduce sickness absence and improve wellbeing.

North Northants Council to pay real living wage

07/10/2021

North Northamptonshire Council has announced that it will pay the real living wage because ‘it better reflects the cost of living.’

More unions announce strike ballots

06/10/2021

Two more trade unions have moved a step closer to industrial action after members rejected the latest pay offer.

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.

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Russ Langthorne outlines how the workforce can be protected from the debilitating effects of HAVS and WBV through real-time, accurate and objective monitoring and measurement.
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