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Nurses and healthcare workers will start voting on Monday on whether to accept a pay deal negotiated after years of wage restraint. The Royal College of Nursing said the offer would give NHS staff the biggest pay rise in a decade, worth between 6.5% and 29% over three years. The…
Hundreds of new serious cases of charity beneficiaries and staff being put at risk of harm have emerged in the wake of the Oxfam scandal, a watchdog said. The Charity Commission has opened 440 new cases after receiving 523 fresh reports in February and March, almost half the number it…
Increases in a hospital's car parking charges for staff will wipe out a proposed NHS pay rise, according to a union. Unite expressed anger at an announcement of increases for patients, visitors and staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn from June. The union said many staff faced…
Physical assaults on health workers including nurses and ambulance crews have increased as staff shortages create a "hostile" environment, a new study shows. Research for Unison revealed a near-10% rise in England last year, with a "staggering" 21% increase in hospitals with an A&E department. There were 56,435 assaults in…
Some say rules are made to be broken and according to research from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, almost half (45.5%) of care workers have worked for a company that implemented strange or ridiculous rules. What’s more, the majority (70%) confessed that they weren’t happy about having to…
NHS trusts are spending millions of pounds outsourcing staff to new arms-length private companies, research has revealed. A Freedom of Information (FoI) request by Unison showed that trusts in England are "shelling-out" huge amounts of money on consultants. Companies are advising trusts on the setting up of wholly-owned subsidiaries, to…
About 1.4 million council workers and school support workers are set to receive a 2% pay rise following a consultation with staff. Two of the three unions involved have accepted the offer, which will give some lower-paid employees a wage rise of up to 16% over two years. Unison and…
Three out of 10 hospitals charge staff for car parking, new figures show. Doctors and nurses are expected to pay at 348 out of the 1,175 hospitals with parking facilities, according to NHS data. The highest average charge for staff is £2 per hour at both the Edgware Community Hospital,…
The cost of childcare has risen by as much as 47% across England since the Tories came to power, according to new analysis by Labour. The party's figures suggest the costs of nurseries and childminders have grown at double or even triple the rate of wages. Shadow education secretary Angela…
New requirements to ensure care staff who look after people in their own homes are treated fairly and people receiving care experience the best possible services come into force today, the Welsh Government has confirmed. The new requirements are part of the Welsh Government’s wider efforts to support the delivery…
Gagging orders which prevent women speaking out about maternity discrimination are a priority in a Government review, according to a minister. Business Minister Andrew Griffiths said non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are at the "top of my agenda" amid calls for Government action to protect the thousands of pregnant women who either…
White shortlisted job applicants are up to three times more likely to be appointed than black and minority ethnic (BME) applicants in six major NHS organisations and are more likely to report harassment, bullying or abuse from colleagues in four, according to a report. The six bodies which oversee the…
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