Public sector pay

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Senior doctors in England to vote on industrial action
BMA says consultant pay has declined by 35% since 2008-9

Danya Hajjaji and Sally Weale

15, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Junior doctors’ talks with Barclay raise hopes of breakthrough in pay dispute
‘Mood music is getting better’ but two sides remain some way apart as junior doctors seek 35% pay rise

Denis Campbell, Health policy editor

02, May, 2023 @7:51 PM

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The Guardian view on the NHS pay deal: divide and rule | Editorial
Editorial: A contested settlement will do little to alleviate a chronic crisis which goes beyond issues of remuneration


02, May, 2023 @5:28 PM

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Tory ‘ideological war’ on civil servants sees morale plumb new depths
With dwindling real-terms pay still a sore point, Whitehall staff feel the Raab bullying case has only unleashed more hostility

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

28, Apr, 2023 @3:58 PM

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Nurses to cut short strike as court rules second day of action unlawful
Ruling prompts RCN leader Pat Cullen to condemn government for ‘taking its own nurses to court’

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

27, Apr, 2023 @4:22 PM

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Teachers’ strikes: NEU accuses government of refusing to negotiate
Union co-head apologises to parents on fifth day of England and Northern Ireland strikes, saying it is ‘not what members want’

Alexandra Topping

27, Apr, 2023 @12:27 PM

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Medical leaders call for arbitration to resolve junior doctors’ dispute
In rare move Academy of Medical Royal Colleges urges unions and ministers to speak to third party over strikes in England

Geneva Abdul

20, Apr, 2023 @8:41 AM

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Nurses in England are on weaker ground with new strikes – and ministers know it
Steve Barclay and Rishi Sunak are gambling that nurses’ appetite for a fight is waning – and ballot results back them up

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

17, Apr, 2023 @6:48 PM

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Rishi Sunak appears ready to try to tough out further wave of NHS strikes
High-risk tactic increases likelihood of combined stoppages by nurses and junior doctors in England

Peter Walker Political correspondent

16, Apr, 2023 @5:13 PM

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Senior UK civil servants could strike after ‘unconscionable’ pay offer
Government’s limiting of average pay rise to between 4.5% and 5% prompts fresh strike dates and possible FDA ballot

Heather Stewart

14, Apr, 2023 @4:30 PM

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Economic hit from public sector strikes worth it to tame UK inflation, says Hunt
Chancellor’s remarks come despite industrial action being major factor in zero GDP growth in February

Larry Elliott in Washington, and Richard Partington

13, Apr, 2023 @5:40 PM

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NHS bosses urge Steve Barclay to accept Acas role in dispute with junior doctors
Letter adds to pressure on health secretary after BMA reveals it is already talking to arbitration service

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

12, Apr, 2023 @5:59 PM

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