Public Sector Pay

Loco Parentis - Teachers Doing More Than 1% Extra

Jess Phillips | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

All the teachers my kids have had have given more than 1% extra. My eldest son's teacher has calmly held my son's hand at lunchtime as he struggled to find his place in the jungle of relationships. She has shown him love when he was scared and helped our family get to grips with some of his difficulties. My kids' teachers have fought for them as I would have.

Labour Must Stand Up for Workers and Make the Case for a Decent Public Sector Pay Rise

Liz Kendall | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Politics
Liz Kendall

It is time for Labour to stand up for the millions of people in our vital public services who have endured year after year of severe wage restraint and often felt they did not have an effective voice in parliament to fight their corner. It is not just a basic sense of fairness that should lead us to commit to finding savings so we can pay nurses, teachers and other public sector workers more. Rewarding and incentivising our public servants is also essential if they are to be effective partners in the drive to make sure services can change to meet the demands that will be placed on them in the years ahead.

Plans to Shackle Industrial Action Have a More Sinister Purpose

Nigel Stanley | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics
Nigel Stanley

So now we know what the Conservative manifesto will say about industrial action. This goes far further than anything Mrs Thatcher did in limiting the right to strike. Such a turn out threshold is very rarely met by ballots involving more than a small workforce. It adds up to an effective end to the right to strike for many groups of workers - normally the kind of measure that we associate with dictatorships, not democracies.

Hard Work Doesn't Pay

Steve Turner | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Turner

Conservative crowing on unemployment figures makes me sick. What sort of warped world is it where millions living on poverty pay, trapped in insecure work, is hailed as an economic miracle?This weekend, when Labour gathers to discuss the party's offer to our nations' peoples, top of its list must be the creation of decent jobs paying living wages. Britain's place in tomorrow's world will not be secured by offering our debt-saddled, degree-educated kids shelf-stacking or sandwich making. Economic prosperity for all has a better chance of flourishing if the economy is rebalanced.

One Million Public Sector Workers To Walk Out

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

The Government will today be hit by the biggest strike over pay since it came to power when over a million public sector workers will walk out in bitt...

Even Conservatives Voters Back Public Sector Strike

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

Most members of the public back the right to strike and believe the government is unfairly targeting public sector workers, according to a new poll. A...

200,000 Teachers To Walkout

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

Children across England and Wales are waking up to disruption as teachers stage a one-day walkout in a ongoing row over pay, pensions and working cond...

Is Public Sector Pay Still Too High?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics

Public sector pay is set to be squeezed further after 2015 as the government has been "too soft in the past" on keeping it in check, the Treasury's to...

'Underpaid' MPs Call For 32% Payrise

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

MPs have told the watchdog reviewing their pay that they deserve a 32% hike to £86,250, leading to accusations they are living in "cloud cuckoo land"...

Is A Public Sectior Regional Pay Deal Fair?

Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Politics

Earlier this week, the right-wing thinktank Policy Exchange published a new report calling for regional pay to replace national pay in the public sect...

If We Want Growth, We Can’t Give Up On Public Sector Pay Reform

Ed Holmes | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics
Ed Holmes

The government's desire to see more locally-facing pay in the public sector has run into difficulties. Trade unions, MPs and the wider public have raised doubts about the idea -notably, that it would suck public money and demand out of struggling regions.

Against Regional Pay

Dave Prentis | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics
Dave Prentis

This Tory-led coalition government, despite promising that austerity was the way out of recession and into growth, has failed to ease the UK's financial woes, yet they persist in their brutal and relentless assault on our public services.

'We Will Smash The Pay Freeze'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

A leading union is to turn up the heat on the government's public sector pay policy by smashing up a giant block of ice in the shape of a pound sign a...

Regional Pay 'Could Cause Teacher Crisis'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schools could struggle to recruit staff if government plans to introduce regional pay for public-sector workers goes ahead, teachers are expected to w...

Money Well Spent? Ministerial Salaries Cost Us £4.5m

Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics

The total cost to the public purse of paying government ministers is £4.5m, the Cabinet Office has said. The coalition government led by David Cam...

Now It Gets Really Ugly: Unison Leader Savages Miliband

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has been accused of "breathtaking naivety" and playing "cheap politics" by the Unison union leader Dave Prentis, after the Labour party sa...

Former Labour Home Sec Comes To Miliband's Defence In Union Row

PA | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Politics

Former home secretary Alan Johnson has launched a furious retaliation against Ed Miliband's union critics, branding them "delusional". The MP backe...

Ed Miliband Hits Back At Union Leader Over Pay Freezes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Milband has delivered a short and sharp riposte to the leader of the Unite union, Len MccLuskey, who had criticised the Labour leadership for accep...

Regional Pay: The Real Issue for Trade Unions in 2012

Jonathan Edwards | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Politics
Jonathan Edwards

Although many of them have yet to realise it, busy as they are with the ongoing discussions on public sector pensions, the big issue for trade unions in 2012 will be the implementation of regional pay and the break-up of the national pay bargaining schemes.

Public Sector Pay Gap 'Damaging'

PA | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK Politics

Capping public sector wages at the same level as the Prime Minister's salary is "damaging" and could deter the "best talent", a powerful Commons commi...

Public Sector Pensions Liabilities Reach To £1.1 Trillion

PA | Posted 12.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The taxpayer's total liability for funding public sector pensions has hit £1.1 trillion, according to new official figures. T...

Public Sector Workers Paid 8% More Than Their Private Sector Counterparts

Press Association | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION - The gap in average earnings between employees in the private and public sectors has widened, with state workers paid nearly 8% mor...