Tags: Pay and benefits

Lowest paid employees in the economy most optimistic of a pay rise

A new survey by Glassdoor, a jobs and careers community, reveals that the proportion of UK employees who fear losing their job in the next six months has dropped ten percentage points, from 29 to 19 percent since last quarter. The Q3 2014 Glassdoor UK Employment Confidence Survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive among UK employees,…

Pay dispute will cause passenger chaos at Heathrow this friday

Delays to aircraft taking off and passengers disembarking can be expected on Friday (12 September) when ground handlers strike for 24 hours at three Heathrow terminals in a dispute about pay. Talks between Unite, the country’s largest union, which represents more than 500 ground handlers, and the management of ASIG broke down on Monday over…

Stagnant pay growth is leading majority of employees to feel they are not getting a fair deal

British employers quickly need to get a better grip on pay and how it is delivered if they are to attract and retain top talent, according to new research from Towers Watson, a leading global professional services company. Towers Watson’s latest Global Workforce Study shows that just a third of UK employees are committed and…

Earnings growth at record low as low-paid jobs boom over higher-paid ones

The shift in employment from higher to lower paying industries, combined with rising levels of under-employment have helped push earnings growth to a record low, according to a new report published by the TUC. The TUC-commissioned report examines why average weekly earnings growth – a measure of pay growth published every month by the Office…

‘Under-employment’ at record high as 3 million workers want more work

The number of people who are under-employed has increased by nearly 100,000 over the last two years, according to new analysis published by the TUC. The analysis shows that while unemployment has fallen by over 400,000 since early 2012, under-employment has risen by 93,000. And at 3.4 million the current level of under-employment is over…

SME’s facing an average £2.5m bill for holiday back pay

British companies are facing the prospect of a multi-billion pound bill which could send many out of business if legislation is not brought forward to limit the potential liability from backdated claims, a leading business organisation has warned today. The warning was issued by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation which is pressing Ministers to introduce emergency…

Women won’t be paid as much as men for another 75 years

Women won’t be paid as much as men for another 75 years according to a report released by Oxfam International today, which urges G20 leaders to tackle gender inequality when they meet in Australia later this year. The G20 and gender equality – How the G20 can advance women’s rights in employment, social protection and…

1million local authority employees strike today as new research claims they are £2,245 worse off in real terms

Since the government took office, ministers have either frozen public sector pay or limited pay increases to well below the cost of living, leaving local government workers, NHS staff, teachers, firefighters, civil servants and other public servants on average £2,245 worse off in real terms, says the TUC. The figures have been published on the…

TUC demanding that Britain gets a pay rise

The economy might be growing again, but across the UK real wages are still falling. In the public sector workers across local government, the NHS and the civil service don’t feel they’re about to share in the recovery any time soon, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady told delegates attending Unite’s annual conference in Liverpool yesterday…

Zero hours and flexible working pushing people into financial difficulty

Nearly two-thirds of employees on incomes that fluctuate each week or month have revealed they sometimes or often have trouble ensuring their financial commitments are covered. According to new research conducted on behalf of Debt Advisory Centre (DAC), nearly one in 20 (3.7%) respondents are on a zero hours or similar flexible temporary contract. Meanwhile, slightly more…