Public sector careers

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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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Ministers press on with ‘cynical’ plan to let agency staff replace striking workers
Unions and recruiters say move would harm relations and point out UK government condemned P&O for doing same thing

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

23, Jun, 2022 @12:25 PM

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Why striking rail workers deserve our thanks | Letter
Letter: A probation officer says careers have been systematically destroyed by the coalition and Conservative governments, and industrial action is long overdue

Letters

21, Jun, 2022 @4:36 PM

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UK minister warns public workers to brace for real-term pay cuts amid rail strikes
No 10 urges private sector firms against giving out pay rises as inflation feared to rise above 10%

Peter Walker and Aubrey Allegretti

20, Jun, 2022 @1:08 PM

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Closer inspection of UK jobs market reveals economic scars of Covid | Larry Elliott
While the pandemic has not led to a jump in unemployment, its impact on the over-50s and public sector staff is particularly troubling

Larry Elliott

12, Apr, 2022 @2:56 PM

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Joan Meredith obituary
Other lives: Social worker and psychotherapist who was a powerful advocate of early intervention and family support

Jill Moss

02, Mar, 2022 @5:58 PM

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Welsh government urged to trial four-day week for public sector
Report says two-thirds of people would like shorter working hours and 60% would support pilot

Steven Morris

14, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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NHS England staff should have Covid vaccine before winter, Hancock says
Former health secretary warns ministers against delaying mandatory jabs for health workers

Jamie Grierson

08, Nov, 2021 @8:17 AM

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Public sector workers on Covid and prisons lauded in Queen’s birthday honours
Teacher and nurse feted for roles during pandemic, and prison officer for supporting women in custody

Ben Quinn

11, Jun, 2021 @9:30 PM

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The Guardian view on public sector jobs: keep gig economics out | Editorial
Editorial: Outsourcing catch-up tutoring to teenagers in Sri Lanka is part of a bigger project to weaken, and cheapen, public services

Editorial

22, Mar, 2021 @7:41 PM

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