Public Sector Pay

NHS Pay: Something Or Nothing?

Sara Gorton | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Politics
Sara Gorton

If Mr Hunt wants to increase NHS productivity through a better, more efficient reward structure, and if he returns to reliable and meaningful annual pay rises, then health workers could well be looking at a brighter future. All Jeremy Hunt must do now is to persuade the Treasury that this is something worth paying for.

It's Time To Scrap The Cap And Stop Fuelling Divisions Between Workers

Laura Pidcock | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Politics
Laura Pidcock

In the House, we have seen much faux outrage by MPs opposite us in recent sessions: they said that the Labour Party were "talking down the NHS" and the country. This is laughable hypocrisy. If you starve the public sector of funds, underpay its workers and erode their terms and conditions, then the responsibility for "doing down" our great public institutions lies firmly and squarely with you.

Labour Would Not Give Public Sector Workers A Real-Terms Pay Rise

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour would not give nurses, police officers and teachers a real-term pay rise if it was in Government, Shadow Cabinet Minister Dawn Butler confirmed...

Firefighters Reject 2% Pay Offer Amid Fears Over Job Losses

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK

Firefighters have rejected a 2% pay offer as it included a “whole host of strings”, the Fire Brigades Union said as it warned a rise funded throug...

A Change Of Policy, But Not A Change Of Course - Public Sector Pay Cuts Continue

Joe Dromey | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Politics
Joe Dromey

The announcement on Tuesday that the Government will be lifting the public sector pay cap will be both welcome, and hugely disappointing for millions of public sector workers. The announcement will also come as a bitter disappointment for three reasons...

May Dumped Pay Cap After DUP Urged Help For Workers

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Politics

The Government caved to pressure to end the public sector pay freeze after the DUP made clear it was on the side of nurses, midwives and other workers...

Public Sector Pay Freeze Ended As May Caves To Pressure

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Politics

The seven-year public sector pay freeze has been finally ended by the Tory Government as the Cabinet agreed wage hikes for police and prison officers....

These Are Some Of The Impassioned Speeches Made At The 'Scrap The Cap' Rally

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK

An experienced nurse has passionately spoken about the depressing reality of living and working on a capped wage in London to a packed Scrap the Cap r...

Public Sector Pay Cap 'To Be Lifted', With Nurses First In Line

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Politics

Millions of public sector workers may finally get a real terms pay rise after No.10 refused to deny reports that the seven-year wage freeze would end....

Nicola Sturgeon 'Will Scrap Public Sector Pay Cap' In Scotland

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 03.09.2017 | UK

Nicola Sturgeon will scrap the one percent cap on public sector pay rises in Scotland when she sets out her legislative plans for the coming year, it ...

Does 'Good' Work Pay?

Dave Clements | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Politics
Dave Clements

Those on the receiving end need to organise and fight - with a bit of solidarity from the rest of us - for a much better deal, whether that's more pay or better conditions.

Public Sector Pay Could Rise - If Ministers Find 'Savings'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Politics

The 1% public sector pay cap could be lifted for some workers – but only if ministers find the money from “efficiency savings” in their budgets....

Why This Daily Mail Headline On Public Sector Pay Is Far From The Full Truth

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK

The Daily Mail on Thursday used data on public sector pay to deride Jeremy Corbyn’s vow to challenge inequality as “Marxist fantasy” which faile...

We're In The Middle Of A Teaching Crisis - Not Raising Pay Is Missing An Opportunity

Kevin Courtney | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Politics
Kevin Courtney

Theresa May needs to understand that the cap on public sector pay is unacceptable and unsustainable. The fact that teachers pay has either gone up by a pitiful £2.30 in secondary schools or actually decreased by £12.70 in primary schools in cash terms over the past 6 years is shocking. Measured against inflation these figures are even worse.

Fury As Teachers Face Another Real-Terms Pay Cut And Austerity Continues

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK

Teachers’ pay will remain capped at 1%, the Department for Education has announced, as the Government sticks to its public sector wage restraint. In...

Paying Just To Survive: What Life Is Like For Public Workers Under The Pay Cap

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK

Theresa May’s government is under increasing pressure to scrap a one percent cap on public sector, in place since 2010. On Wednesday Jeremy Corbyn a...

Today, On The NHS's 69th Birthday, I Urge The Government To Reverse Cuts And Pay Staff A Salary They Deserve

David Bailey | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Politics
David Bailey

The government's deliberate defunding of the NHS is running down our health service, and it is crushing the morale of its staff in the process. Things need to change and they need to change quickly. Today, on the 69th birthday of the NHS I make a desperate appeal to this Government, on behalf of our treasured health service and its patients, that they reverse the cuts planned for the NHS, and pay NHS staff who dedicate their lives to caring for its patients a salary we deserve. Our NHS is built on the values of care and compassion, I urge the Government to remember that.

David Cameron: Critics Of My 1% Pay Cap Are 'Selfish'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Politics

David Cameron has sparked an angry backlash from Labour after declaring that critics of austerity are “selfish”. In a rare return to the political...

Chancellor Blames Brexit For Public Sector Pay Squeeze

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Politics

Chancellor Philip Hammond has suggested Brexit is to blame for the public sector pay squeeze rather than Tory policy. In a jibe at fellow ministers Bo...

Tories Accused Of 'Divide And Rule' Tactics On 1% Pay Cap

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Politics

Ministers have been accused of using “divide and rule” tactics on public sector pay as it emerged that NHS staff and the armed forces won’t get ...

5 Everyday Heroes Hit By The Tory Public Sector Pay Cap

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK

The defeat of Labour’s attempt to end the pay freeze on public sector workers was met with cheers from some Tories, as the Government achieved its f...

Tories Branded 'Despicable' After Cheering Public Sector Pay Cap Vote

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK

Conservative MPs who cheered after successfully blocking Labour’s attempt to abolish the public sector pay cap have been branded “despicable”, ...

Labour Is Forcing A Commons Vote To End Health Workers' Misery

Jon Ashworth | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics
Jon Ashworth

The Government has created a workforce crisis in the NHS which is causing financial chaos for hospitals and causing misery for patients. We are 10,000 GPs, 3,500 midwives and now 40,000 nurses short of the number we need. Nurses are being forced to use foodbanks to make ends meet and NHS Providers say that staff are quitting the NHS to stack shelves instead. The Health Secretary says he has sympathy for underpaid health staff but sympathy won't put food on the table.

The Queen Has Been Given An 8% 'Pay Rise' And People Aren't Happy

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK

The Queen’s income from public funds is set to rise by 8%, to help fund the renovation of Buckingham Palace. This is to the frustration of many, who...

Tory Voters Want Public Sector Pay Freeze To End - New Poll

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May is facing fresh pressure to end the public sector pay freeze after a new poll found an overwhelming number of floating Tory voters back La...