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Agency workers are being offered fresh guidance on their employment rights after complaints that many were suffering delays in being paid, or not being paid at all. The conciliation service Acas said at least one in four calls to its helpline from agency employees related to pay, including delays, incorrect…
The Scottish Government has promised that NHS staff in Scotland will not be disadvantaged following a pay deal for English workers. Health Secretary Shona Robison said nurses, midwives, ambulance drivers, porters and other staff would be paid “at least as much” as their counterparts elsewhere in the UK. Ms Robison…
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to investigate the "totally unacceptable" claim that nurses' wages were downgraded to pay off PFI bills. Whipps Cross Hospital in east London is said to have suppressed staff pay in order to make high-interest payments on previously agreed PFI deals. Local Labour MP Stella Creasy…
Over a million hospital porters, 999 call handlers, healthcare assistants, nurses, midwives and other NHS staff across England are being offered pay rises of between 6.5 and 29% over the next three years. Under the proposed agreement – reached after months of negotiation between unions, NHS employers and the government…
A legal action over payments for "sleep-in" shifts, which could cost the UK care industry billions if judges rule in favour of workers, has reached the Court of Appeal. Leading judges in London will consider two recent conflicting rulings on whether care workers who sleep at their place of work,…
NHS whistleblowers will be protected from discrimination when applying for another job in the health service under draft regulations introduced by the Government on Monday. Part of efforts to make the NHS "the safest healthcare system in the world", the proposed powers mean NHS employers will not lawfully be able…
NHS staff in England are reporting lower satisfaction with the quality of work and care they are able to deliver, a major new survey has found. The 2017 NHS staff survey - the largest workforce survey in the world - found that 66.8% of staff "agree" or "strongly agree" that…
Employers are being accused of undercutting wages by keeping people on agency contracts for years. A study by the TUC found that three out of five agency workers are being employed in the same role at the same workplace for more than a year, with one in six in the…
January saw application rates soar by a staggering 74.8% across the care sector, suggesting that many job hunters are on the lookout for their next opportunity. With this in mind, CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, sought to reveal what professionals value most in a job, with a good…
"Just about managing" families on the lower end of the pay spectrum are set for three years of stagnating living standards, a new report has warned. The Resolution Foundation think tank said average incomes are set to rise over the years before the next general election in 2022, following real-terms…
Almost four-fifths of British workers expect to become poorer over the coming year, as wages fail to keep pace with inflation, according to a new report. Released on the same day as labour market statistics expected to show continuing high levels of employment, the report by left-leaning think tank Class…
One in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of next month, unions are warning. Research by the TUC found that the Government's cap on public sector pay as well as in-work benefit cuts were pushing tens of thousands of youngsters below the…
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