Tags: Public Sector

The issue of bonuses is never without thorns, debates over how much and who gets the money continuously rage. In an attempt to make the process of awarding bonuses somewhat less secretive the government is to insist, as of next year, that employers include information about bonuses awarded to men and women, in their compulsory gender pay gap reports.

Local authorities increasingly using skilled professionals in temporary roles

The latest Comensura Government Index (GI) has revealed that during the financial year of April 2013 to March 2014, temporary labour usage in local authorities and other public bodies increased by 2.7%. This suggests that local authorities are continuing to use temporary labour to provide greater workforce flexibility in delivering front-line services. In line with…

Public sector reforms at risk due to skills shortage

A report released by totaljobs.com and Dods Research has found that 56 per cent of the state funded workforce believe public sector reforms will not be carried out effectively due to a skills shortage. A further one in six (16 per cent) think that the reforms will fail altogether, and one in 10 say they will be delayed.…

Women in public sector working more unpaid overtime

The number of staff doing unpaid overtime has gone up in the public sector over the last decade, but has held steady in the private sector, according to a new analysis of official figures published today (Sunday) by the TUC. The analysis is published ahead of Work Your Proper Hours Day on Friday (28 February)…

Public sector workers are worse off now than at anytime during recession

Real take home pay growth in the FTSE 350 remained static at 0.3% in the three months to end of December 2013 – the same growth figure as the three months to the end of November 2013 Services sector real take home pay growth slowed slightly in the three months to the end of December…

Extent of low pay in the public sector is twice as high as previously thought

New research from nef reveals the full extent of public sector’s low pay problem. The calculations reveal that: Public services employ one million low wage workers: this number is double previous estimates which did not account for workers in outsourced services. Local authorities directly employ roughly the same proportion of low wage workers as the private sector: 1 in 4 local…