Unions question pay gap figures

Unions questioned official figures today showing an 8% gap in the average hourly pay of public and private sector workers, warning that the figures could now be "widely misused."

Unions criticise regional pay rates plan

The Government has sparked a fresh row with unions after confirming plans to press ahead with regional pay rates in the public sector.

Blair Gibbs: This revolving door risks undermining trust in government

Recently we've seen a growing number of government employees who have been recruited by private companies with a commercial interest in public services.

Paediatricians condemn health bill

More than 150 paediatricians are calling on the Government to scrap its controversial Health Bill, saying it will have an "extremely damaging effect" on the health of children.

Staff to protest over DVLA office closures

Transport staff will hold protests across the UK this week over plans to close dozens of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency offices.

Ministers 'dithering' over HS2 rail project

Ministers have been “dithering” over the the HS2 high-speed rail project, the former transport secretary who first announced the scheme said today.

Yemen troops clash with protesters

Yemen's powerful Republican Guard forces opened fire with guns, tear gas and water cannons today at a march by more than 100,000 protesters demanding that the outgoing president be put on trial.

Compulsory council redundancies set to increase

Compulsory redundancies in local councils are set to increase in the next few years as the spending squeeze from central government continues, a report warned today.

Leading article: Time to lay the ghosts of Labour's economic past

When the Opposition might expect a double-digit poll lead, Labour is barely ahead

Unions reject 15-minute strike idea

Union leaders today attacked a Government minister for making a "daft" suggestion that public sector workers wouldn't lose any pay if they only go on strike for 15 minutes during a day of action later this month.

Maude in 15-minute 'token' strike proposal

Public sector workers would be allowed to down tools for a 15-minute protest without losing pay if trade unions call off full-scale strikes, a Cabinet minister leading pension negotiations has said.

Labour must boost appeal within M25, warns shadow minister

A poll found 53 per cent of these voters believe party used to care about them, but only 30 per cent think it still does

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