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Teaching assistants, auxiliary nurses, police community officers and other public services support staff are putting in millions of hours of unpaid overtime, according to new research. Unison said its study showed the impact of years of job cuts, which had led to "intolerable pressures" across the public sector. A survey…
The NHS is struggling to fill shifts around the clock as it deals with a new generation of workers who want flexible working, it has been claimed. Young people joining the health service have high expectations of their employer and want more say over when they work, a trust chief…
NHS staff in Wales, including nurses and midwives, have agreed a new three year pay deal worth 6.5%. The agreement matches one announced in England earlier this year, and goes beyond in some areas, said the Welsh government. Pay bands will be restructured to include higher starting rates and there…
A crackdown on violence against emergency workers is set to be rubber-stamped. Criminals who attack victims including police, prison officers, fire service personnel and paramedics, will face longer jail terms under the strengthened regime. A new offence will double the maximum sentence for assaulting an emergency worker from six to…
NHS staff will be asked what needs to be done to make them feel safe and secure at work in the largest ever health and care engagement exercise. Health Secretary Matt Hancock will use a speech at Southmead Hospital in Bristol on Monday to announce plans to give all 3.1…
Carers who have to sleep at their workplace in case they are needed overnight will not be paid minimum hourly rates after a Court of Appeal ruling. In a decision which could have cost the UK care industry billions if it had gone in favour of workers, three leading judges…
NHS staff in Wales will be offered a pay rise as the health service marks seven decades since its creation, it has been announced. Welsh Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said the offer, which will provide a pay increase for staff across the NHS, has been negotiated with employers and unions.…
Following the recent pay award for nurses in the NHS, Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has called for nurses working in independent care homes to be given the same priority by the Government. As NHS providers will have the cost of the…
Care workers are launching a series of strikes in protest at plans to cut their pay or change shifts. Around 120 members of Unison employed by Sirona at care homes in Bath and other areas of north-east Somerset will walk out for two hours on Wednesday and every other day…
More than one million health workers are to receive a pay rise worth 6.5% for most staff over the next three years, after the deal was accepted by those ranging from nurses to cleaners. Members of 13 unions representing hospital cleaners, nurses, security guards, physiotherapists, emergency call handlers, paramedics, midwives,…
The first result of a ballot among health workers on a three-year pay deal has shown massive rejection. Members of the GMB union voted against the proposed agreement, worth an average of 6.5%, by almost 9-1. The GMB, which represents tens of thousands of NHS staff, including ambulance workers, was…
New workplace guidance has been issued to help ensure businesses are following the law when managing staff who have a particular religion or belief. The conciliation service Acas suggested that religion is not mentioned in job adverts, and that workers do not miss out on promotion opportunities because of religious…
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