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Half of Britain's teachers and social workers are looking to leave their jobs in the next 18 months because of poor working conditions and stress, a study suggests. Spending cuts leading to lack of staff are largely responsible for the near-crisis situation, according to research author psychologist Dr Jermaine Ravalier.…
Two thousand nurses are expected to hold a demonstration over pay in Parliament Square today. Beginning immediately after the first Prime Minister's Questions of the new parliamentary year, the rally is part of a union campaign calling on the Government to scrap the long-standing 1% cap on public sector pay.…
Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled "bold and ambitious" plans for the coming year aimed at making Scotland fairer, greener and more prosperous. The First Minister announced the Scottish Government - which has been accused of focusing too much on independence and failing to get on with the day job - would…
Nursery workers' wages could have to be slashed to pay for the Government's 30 hours of free childcare scheme, according to new research. The New Economics Foundation think tank found nurseries would have to pay staff £7.33 an hour - below the minimum wage - to break even without passing…
Two out of five low-paid young parents who ask for flexible work arrangements are "penalised" with fewer hours, worse shifts and even losing their job, a new report says. A survey of 1,000 young mums and dads by the TUC found that more than half of those working in low-paid…
The lowest-paid workers are at a greater risk of suicide, a mental health charity has claimed. Research from the Mental Health Foundation Scotland warns of the link between low pay, job insecurity and mental health problems. The foundation's Poverty and Mental Health report claims unemployment, "bad" employment and in-work poverty…
Families who pay for overnight care for loved ones with a learning disability could be forced to find tens of thousands of pounds in back pay for carers, a charity has said. A change in guidance on pay for carers who provide so-called "sleep-in" care could leave some families liable…
A husband and wife team who have been working as foster carers have succeeded in a bid to be recognised as council employees following a "landmark" tribunal ruling. James and Christine Johnstone raised employment tribunal claims seeking compensation in part for what they alleged was unlawful deduction of wages. Glasgow…
Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington has urged the public to back a campaign about overnight care for people with learning disabilities. The 30-year-old, who plays Jon Snow in the hit TV series, has waded into the row over back pay for overnight carers. Harington (pictured), who is an ambassador…
Nurses are to step up their campaign for the Government to end the cap on public sector pay as new figures reveal that the number of experienced nurses leaving the profession has doubled in the last three years. The Royal College of Nursing is staging 40 events across the UK…
The Government is to take immediate steps to stop charging employment tribunal fees and refund those who have paid following a "landmark" Supreme Court ruling. The Ministry of Justice said it accepted a Supreme Court judgment in favour of public sector union Unison which has fought a four-year battle against…
The average nursing and midwifery role advertised in the NHS is only drawing three applications, new figures show. Experimental statistics from NHS Digital show that there were 30,613 advertisements for vacancies for full-time positions published in England in March 2017 - a rise from 26,424 in 2016 and 26,406 in…
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