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Homecare workers continue to receive less than the minimum wage because of the "scandal" of not being paid for the time spent travelling between visits, the Government is being told. Unison said it believes the practice is widespread, while wage slips are often confusing so workers cannot check payments. The…
Workers on Government projects are being exploited across the country, peers have heard, amid calls to further tighten laws against modern slavery. Baroness Young of Hornsey warned many contract and agency workers employed to work on Government contracts are "particularly vulnerable". She added there have also been claims of "widespread…
Ministers are gearing up to impose a new contract on thousands of junior doctors across England. Sources in Government told the BBC an announcement is expected in the next few days. It comes after the junior doctors and medical students rejected a contract brokered in May, with 58% voting against…
Lecturers are to stage a fresh wave of strikes in a long-running row over pay. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) will take action on separate days next week at the universities of Edinburgh, Kent, Sussex, Glasgow, West of Scotland, Bath and Bristol. Union members at Winchester University…
Council workers have voted to go on strike in a dispute over pay. Members of the GMB union at Glasgow City Council backed walkouts by 72% and other forms of industrial action by more than 4-1. The union is in dispute over changes to working time arrangements, including plans to…
Doctors' leaders and the Government have agreed a new deal for junior doctors, with a new pay structure for working weekends and evenings. The deal between the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Government will now be put to a ballot of medics after eight days of intense negotiations. Under…
Thousands of junior doctors are staging the first all-out strike in the history of the NHS after the Health Secretary made it clear a new contract will go ahead. Jeremy Hunt appealed directly to medics on Monday not to withdraw emergency cover, which he said had particular risks for A&E…
Young women are cutting their pension contributions to cover the cost of childcare, risking poverty when they retire, a new report has warned. The Fawcett Society said women in their 20s and 30s were often relying on their partner for a secure retirement. Many were taking full responsibility for childcare…
Trusts could make savings of £191 million per year in spending on locums across the four main staffing grades, as new figures show the impact of the fresh cap on pay rates for NHS agency workers. In the ten weeks from when the rate cap was introduced on November 23,…
Become a care home manager? No thanks. National Living Wage, increased regulation and challenging legal framework add up to a role that one wants... While the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) poses the biggest financial challenge for care home operators during 2016, it is part of a much…
Thousands of patients are expecting to face further disruption to NHS services as junior doctors take to picket lines once more in their ongoing dispute with the Government. Figures from NHS England show that more than 5,100 procedures and operations have been postponed as a result of a 48-hour industrial…
Hospitals are paying locum doctors for hours they have not worked to bypass a Government cap on agency staff pay, it has been reported. Some doctors are claiming for extra hours - including those spent travelling - to overcome limits imposed on agency staff pay, Cliff Mann, president of the…
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