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Unions representing nurses and other health workers are urging the Prime Minister to remove the 1% cap on their pay, warning it was affecting the recruitment of enough staff to provide safe patient care. A letter to the Prime Minister signed by officials from 15 unions, including the Royal College…
Plans to curb the use of zero-hours contracts and protect care time in the social care sector, have been unveiled by the Welsh Government. Under proposals being put out to consultation today, employers will need to offer workers in the domiciliary care sector on zero-hours contracts the choice of moving…
Theresa May is unveiling a "new deal for workers" including protections for people in the "gig economy", a statutory right to leave for those who need to care for a family member and a commitment to further increases in the national living wage. In a further sign of the Prime…
Nurses in Scotland have seen their wages fall by an average of £3,400 in real terms as a result of the cap on public sector pay, Labour has claimed. With rises limited to a below inflation 1%, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale pledged her party would scrap the pay cap…
Half of workers on zero hours contracts and two in five on temporary contracts wrongly believe they are not entitled to paid holidays, a report reveals. A study by Citizens Advice found some employers were misleading workers about holiday entitlement due to bosses' ignorance, but others were deliberately flouting the…
Low-paid nurses and porters are being charged "extortionate" fees of almost £90 a month to use hospital car parks, a new study reveals. Research by Unison showed that many NHS Trusts operated a flat-rate payment system regardless of how much staff were paid. A Freedom of Information request by the…
Nurses are starting to vote on whether they want to take industrial action in protest at a continuing cap on their pay. Around 270,000 members of the Royal College of Nursing are being asked for their views on how to respond to a further below-inflation rise. The poll will ask…
One in three workers will press their boss for a pay rise and promotion this year, with men more likely to ask, a new study shows. A survey of 700 adults found that women were more likely to be happy to stay in the same job without more pay or…
Ministers should review pay policy for NHS staff and the impact it has on workforce morale, peers have said. A new report from the House of Lords Select Committee on the long-term sustainability of the NHS acknowledged a "prolonged period of pay restraint" faced by health workers. Last week it…
The NHS, government departments, schools, councils and other public sector organisations will have to publish information on any gender pay gap from today, in a move described by unions as a "start" in tackling discrimination. The new gender reporting legislation covers employers with at least 250 workers, extending to private…
Oxfam has come top of a list of the best not-for-profit employers, as rated by its staff. The charity scored consistently highly in categories including work-life balance, job security, pay and culture. Charities and the armed forces dominated the top 20 organisations listed by jobs site Indeed. Citizens Advice was…
Thousands of nursery workers are being paid below the National Living Wage even though their employers receive Government funding through childcare vouchers and subsidies for parents, a report claims. The Family and Childcare Trust said up to 20,000 staff in private and independent nurseries in England were not receiving the…

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