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January 22, 2019 / Sian Moore

Symposium on Public Sector Pay and Employment

Wednesday 20th March 2019
TIME: 13.00 – 18.00
VENUE: Room HH102, Hamilton House, Park Vista, Greenwich SE10 9LZ

After nearly a decade of pay restraint in the UK public sector, pay settlements are now being reached at higher levels than the previous 1% limit. The Government has tried to restrict the first post-cap increases, but faced with recruitment and retention difficulties, especially in the NHS, in schools and elsewhere, there are upward pressures that cannot be ignored. This symposium will examine aspects of Government Policy, employee relations and pay and reward strategies in the context of a post-1% world. It will examine pay rises, progression pay, staff shortages and skill requirements across large parts of the public sector.

This symposium brings together a strong range of speakers with expertise on how pay decisions are made and the pressures experienced by negotiators, and key issues related to reward and to the current and future skill requirements in the public sector.

Speakers:
Ken Mulkearn, Director, Incomes Data Research – ‘Pay developments in the public and private sectors 2018/19’.
Nicola Allison, Remuneration adviser to the Office of Manpower Economics – ‘Pay developments in the Pay Review Body world and evidence-based research’.
David Powell, Lead Officer, Pay Policy and Negotiations for the National Education Union – ‘Pay and progression for teachers in schools and academies’.
Paul Wallace, Director of Employment Relations and Reward for the NHS Employers – ‘The current three-year pay agreement and the skill and people requirements of the NHS’.
Simon Pannell, Principal Adviser (Employment and Negotiations) Local Government Association – ‘Pay and skill requirements in local government’.
Professor Ian Kessler, Kings College, London – ‘Reward and skill requirements into the 2020s’.

Chaired by Alastair Hatchett Visiting Fellow, CREW, University of Greenwich. Alastair was previously Head of Pay Services at Incomes Data Services.

Bios:
Ken Mulkearn, Director, Incomes Data Research. His team produce comprehensive research on private and public sector pay trends and pay policy. IDR is currently doing research for the Low Pay Commission on the impact of the new National Living Wage. He was previously Head of Pay & Research at Incomes Data Services (IDS) and has a wide knowledge of public sector pay trends.

Nicola Allison, Remuneration Adviser to the Office of Manpower Economics. Nicola leads on research and economic issues for the public sector pay review bodies, which set pay increases for the NHS, school teachers, the police, prison officers, the armed forces, senior civil servants and judges.

David Powell, Lead Officer, Pay Policy and Negotiations for the National Education Union. After graduating from New College, Oxford and working in the civil service, David has been working in education since 1993.
Paul Wallace, Director of Employment Relations and Reward for the NHS Employers. Paul has extensive knowledge and experience in pay and reward policies across the UK public sector. Paul and his team have led the recent work for employers in the NHS on the negotiations for the modernisation and reform of the terms and conditions of service in operation for medical and non-medical staff.

Simon Pannell, Principal Adviser (Employment and Negotiations) Local Government Association. Simon plays a lead role in the development and implementation of employer policy in national negotiations with trade unions on pay, conditions of service and associated workforce issues. This includes advising the Employers’ sides of the national negotiating bodies covering a wide range of employee groups.

Ian Kessler, Professor of Public Policy and Management at King’s College London. Ian has carried out research on pay systems and structures in local government, the health service and the civil service. He was a member of the Local Government Pay Commission in 2005 and special advisor to the House of Commons select committee inquiry on senior management pay in local government, in 2016.

This is a free seminar, open to the public and all are invited, but please can you inform us if you are planning to attend from outside the University of Greenwich by emailing to BusinessEvents@greenwich.ac.uk with your name, job title and organisation to attend. They can also advise on parking. Or email Dr Ruth Ballardie on R.T.Ballardie@greenwich.ac.uk

HOW TO FIND US:
Hamilton House, 15 Park Vista, Greenwich, London SE10 9LZ
Telephone: +44 20 8331 9083 E-mail: i3centre@gre.ac.uk

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