Category Archives: Public Sector

Staff ‘trapped’ in career silos because employers fail to recognise tranferable skills

Workers are being trapped in career silos because they don’t believe they can cross sector or industry boundaries, according to data published this morning from the Hays Career Outlook Survey. The survey reveals employers across both the public and private … Continue reading

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Public sector national pay rates will be scrapped in budget

George Osborne will say that public sector employees in poorer parts of the country should have their pay frozen until it is brought into line with local private sector workers. Mr Osborne originally intended to introduce local pay rates in … Continue reading

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Public sector workers ready to fight for pensions

Support for industrial action increased by almost four percentage points to 37% since last year, when more than a million and a half public sector employees went on strike, a survey of 1,000 workers by recruitment firm Badenoch & Clark … Continue reading

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Pensions cuts: ministers are not telling truth say unions

The row over pension reform that is set to bring two million workers out on strike on Wednesday has become increasingly bitter as Britain’s top trade unionist accuses ministers of “deliberately misrepresenting” the income public sector workers will receive in … Continue reading

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The Work Programme – will it work?

When the Government launched the Welfare Reform Bill in February 2010, it was heralded as the biggest shake-up of a welfare system since the New Deal was first introduced in the United States 60 years ago. The success of the Work Programme (WP), launched in … Continue reading

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60,000 jobseekers already registered for Olympic Games opportunities in 2012

With just over a year to go until the 2012 London Olympic Games, 60,000 jobseekers have already registered on the official job board but competition for candidates is still expected to be tough. Employers hoping to capitalise on the business … Continue reading

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PM to press ahead with public service reform – but is this the right approach?

David Cameron will vow today to press ahead with plans to open up public services to private providers as he publishes the Government’s long-awaited reform blueprint. The Prime Minister will present the shake-up as a “people power” revolution that will … Continue reading

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Unison builds £30m strike fund

Britain’s biggest public sector union, which backed Ed Miliband’s leadership campaign, has amassed a £30m war chest for an unprecedented wave of strikes to sweep through schools, hospitals, councils and care homes this autumn, The Independent on Sunday has learnt. … Continue reading

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Warning of strikes as Doncaster Council axes 700 more jobs

Strike action is looming at a troubled Yorkshire council after 700 job losses were announced on top of cuts that have already seen hundreds axed. Doncaster Council said the redundancies over and above 700 already carried out were needed to … Continue reading

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Southampton Council binmen on strike in pay row

Refuse collectors employed by a city council started a week-long strike today in a bitter row over pay. Workers in Southampton have been taking industrial action for the past few weeks in protest at moves to reduce their wages under … Continue reading

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