Public sector careers

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Ofsted can be summed up in one word: inadequate | Letters
Letters: Prof Colin Richards stands by his 1990s criticism of the schools regulator, Michael Pyke says it was set up to enforce a marketised system, and other readers give their views

26, Mar, 2023 @5:49 PM

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Social workers in England quitting in record numbers
Numbers fall for first time since 2017 despite increased need due to cost of living crisis

Rachel Hall

23, Feb, 2023 @4:28 PM

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Up to 32,000 Unison NHS staff in England to strike on 8 March
Union hits out after it was excluded from talks between health secretary and Royal College of Nursing

Heather Stewart

22, Feb, 2023 @3:52 PM

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Wednesday briefing: A guide to the numbers behind the strikes
In today’s newsletter: With almost 500,000 workers expected to walk out today and months of industrial action ahead, here’s a look at the scale of the issue and the impact of real pay cuts

Archie Bland

01, Feb, 2023 @6:54 AM

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Stress, poor pay, no trust. Who’d be a teacher now? | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to analysis that showed a third of teachers who qualified in the last decade have left the profession

11, Jan, 2023 @6:02 PM

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Four in 10 junior doctors plan to quit NHS as soon as they can, survey finds
Poor pay and working conditions are main reasons for wanting to find other work, says BMA

David Batty

28, Dec, 2022 @10:13 AM

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The Tories trashed racism and sexism as ‘woke’ concerns. Now our public services are paying the price | Nesrine Malik
Bullying and bigotry are rife in the fire service, NHS and police, estranging these institutions from the people they should serve, says the Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

05, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I can’t work in the office safely’: the over-50s leaving the UK labour force
The number of economically inactive 50- to 64-year-olds has shot up. Some can simply afford to retire – but many have long Covid or other health issues

Heather Stewart

02, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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When nursing staff head for the door, senior doctors are right behind | Torsten Bell
The secret of reducing the turnover in NHS hospital consultants is to keep their nurses happy

Torsten Bell

23, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Anger as Serious Fraud Office head says she’s proud of ‘revolving door’ between regulator and law firms
Fears grow that movement of senior figures into private sector sees some use inside knowledge to help companies being investigated

Michael Savage Policy Editor

07, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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How public sector pay has fallen in real terms – in charts
Guardian analysis of ONS data shows public sector earnings have fallen in real terms by 4.3% since the financial crisis

Ashley Kirk

19, Jul, 2022 @4:32 PM

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MPs approve controversial plans to let agency workers cover for striking staff
Critics accuse ministers of introducing a ‘scab charter’ that risks public safety and workers’ rights

Cash Boyle

11, Jul, 2022 @11:10 PM

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