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    New ACAS Guidance on Overtime

    Published: 2nd July 2018

    Acas has produced new Guidance on Overtime. It covers: the different types of overtime working time limits on overtime pa...

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    ALCC working hard for its members

    Published: 15th June 2018

      The ALCC Employment Support team are continuing to work hard to support its members in employment situations. This is no better illustrated ...

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    National Pay Award

    Published: 8th April 2018

    Unison is today (6 April) holding a meeting to discuss the response from branches to consultation over the 2 year pay offer by employers.  The ori...

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    GMB Union members vote to accept 2% pay rise for council staff

    Published: 13th March 2018

    The vast majority of GMB members have voted to accept the 2% local government pay offer. In a postal vote of all members, 94% have voted to acc...

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    Good Work Plan in response to Taylor report

    Published: 7th February 2018

    The Government has today published a ‘Good Work plan’ in response to Matthew Taylor’s review, 'Good work: the Taylor review of modern wor...

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    Local election votes for Welsh 16 year olds

    Published: 29th January 2018

    The Welsh Government has announced plans to extend the right to vote in council elections to 16 and 17 year olds. Alun Davies, the Welsh Cabin...

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    Unite recommends local government members reject pay offer

    Published: 23rd January 2018

    Unite, the UK’s largest union, is to hold a consultative ballot of its members in local government covered by the “green book” with a recomme...

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    Unite urges rejection of 2% pay offer

    Published: 15th January 2018

    The Unite trade union (one of three unions representing the staff side of the National Joint Council) has recommended that local government workers...

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    No referendum principles for English Parishes for the next three years

    Published: 20th December 2017

    When presenting the Local Government finance settlement to the House of Commons yesterday, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Governm...

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    Milton Keynes Regional Training Seminar - Early Bird Closing Soon!

    Published: 20th December 2017

    Don’t miss out on the early bird pricing for your Regional Training Seminar being held at Whittlebury Hall, Towcester on 31st January 2018. Early...

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    Automatic Enrolment: Thresholds for 2018/19

    Published: 19th December 2017

    The Government has announced the salary thresholds for automatic enrolment for 2018/19. The most relevant for local councils are: the ...

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    Government may scrap Working Time Regulations, reports claim

    Published: 19th December 2017

    Move would allow employers to override right to holiday and rest breaks with potential ‘serious consequences’ Workers in the UK could lose ...

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    Studying for CiLCA is now even easier!

    Published: 13th December 2017

    SLCC is delighted to announce that EMMA, the online EPortal through which candidates can complete their portfolio for the Certificate in Local Coun...

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    Council employees offered ‘overdue’ pay rise

    Published: 7th December 2017

    Council employees have been offered a ‘long overdue’ two-year pay increase, starting next year. Employees whose salaries start at £19,430 ...

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    Pay cap petition goes to Parliament

    Published: 4th December 2017

    A petition calling on the Prime Minister to scrap the public sector pay cap has been signed by 150,000 people and will be debated in Parliament tod...

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    National Minimum Wage and other Statutory Payments 2018

    Published: 1st December 2017

    The new National Minimum Wages/ National Living Wage rates, which will come into effect on 1st April 2018 have been announced as: • 25+ = £...

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    Local Government Services Pay Negotiations

    Published: 17th November 2017

    It will be recalled that in June, the NJC Unions called for a 5% increase for 1.6 million Local Government workers and the negotiations were expect...

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    ALCC Working for You

    Published: 13th November 2017

    Thank you for supporting ALCC, your trade union. We are the only Union dedicated exclusively to supporting those working in the local council secto...

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    Public sector pay below private sector for first time in a decade

    Published: 23rd October 2017

    Public sector workers' pay has dropped below that of their private sector counterparts for the first time since the financial crash; Treasury f...

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    Constructive Dialogue with NALC

    Published: 5th October 2017

    Your ALCC Chairman and General Secretary met with the Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) in April an...

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    Public sector employment hits 70-year low

    Published: 19th September 2017

    The Guardian today reports that GMB union has claimed that public sector employment as a share of the labour market has fallen to a 70-year low, wi...

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    MPs call for employment tribunal time limit to be doubled

    Published: 14th September 2017

    MPs have called for the current three-month time limit to bring certain employment tribunal claims to be extended in order to add fairness. Sp...

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    Public sector pay cap lift confirmed

    Published: 13th September 2017

    The Government announced yesterday that the long-standing 1% cap on public sector pay rises in England and Wales is to be lifted. It has been revea...

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    Parishes should have “binding” design powers

    Published: 4th September 2017

    The Sunday Telegraph reports that Neil Parish MP, the Chairman of the Environment Select Committee, will warn this week that Britain risks creating...

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    Public sector pay cap to be lifted

    Published: 4th September 2017

    The Sun newspaper this morning claims Theresa May is planning to lift the 1% cap on public sector pay increases later this month, in a bid to recon...

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    Welsh Government offers clustering funding

    Published: 4th September 2017

    The Welsh Government has provided a modest budget of £20K for 2017-18 only, to provide opportunity for a small number of Community and Town Counci...

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    Government to extend Green Flag Award for 5 more years

    Published: 25th August 2017

    Parks and Green Spaces Minister, Marcus Jones, has announced that the Government will renew the 'Green Flag Award' licence, making sure tha...

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    The Big Lunch 2017: 9.3 Million people celebrate community

    Published: 23rd August 2017

    The Eden Project, which manages the annual 'Big Lunch' celebration has announced that this year, 9.3 million people across the UK came tog...

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