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Public sector marketers more likely to suffer pay freeze

The annual Marketing Rewards Survey of pay and benefits in the Marketing Sector, surveyed 284 organisations with 1,515 job roles, across 26 different sectors. The survey found that 17 percent of public sector marketers had a pay freeze, which was well below comparable roles in the private sector and well behind the top sector - manufacturing at 61 percent.

Contributor: Laura Sharratt | Published: 15 December 2017

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Women hardest hit by low wages

Women make up nearly two thirds (62 percent) of workers currently struggling to make ends meet on less than the real Living Wage. This amounts to 3.4 million women compared to 2.1 million men. Nearly 1/3 of all UK working women (26 percent) are still earning less than the Living Wage, compared to just 16 percent of all working men.

Contributor: Katherine Chapman | Published: 19 November 2017

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Gender pay gap ‘virtually extinct’ among freelancers and self-employed

According to internal data from an online services marketplace, women competing for jobs in industries like plumbing, photography, and personal training are paid at the same rate as their male counterparts, with women earning more in some cases.

Contributor: Bidvine.com | Published: 18 November 2017

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Delays in pay justice for thousands of unpaid sleep-in shifts

Following a recent employment appeal tribunal decision, workers whose shifts include a sleep over (while on duty) must be paid at least the minimum wage for the entire period they are at work. Previously most organisations argued that such shifts were not subject to national minimum wage legislation.

Contributor: Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe | Published: 14 November 2017

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Real living wage increase to £8.75 in Scotland

"The new Living Wage rates announced today will bring relief for thousands of Scottish workers being squeezed by stagnant wages and rising inflation. It's thanks to the leadership of employers across Scotland who are committed to paying all their staff, including cleaners and security staff, a real Living Wage.

Contributor: Katherine Chapman | Published: 13 November 2017

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“Paltry” public sector pay rise just “smoke and mirrors” says GMB

Robbing Peter to pay Paul, raiding already stretched departmental budgets shows Theresa May is living in a fantasy land. GMB, the union for public sector workers,says today’s announcement the pay cap will be lifted for some public sector workers is nothing but smoke and mirror politics. From Rehana Azam, GMB National Secretary - Public Services.

Contributor: Rehana Azam | Published: 15 September 2017

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Pay ratios will bring greater transparency and accountability

The Government’s Corporate Governance Reforms are a welcome move towards building greater trust and fairness in business. While today’s reforms may not go as far originally suggested a year ago, they nonetheless improve transparency around top pay and boost employee voice at board level.

Contributor: Ben Willmott | Published: 2 September 2017