The local government workforce is changing. The number of staff directly employed by councils is likely to decline. There will be more joint working and the skills required will change. Councils will need to manage and motivate their workforce to increase productivity and transform local public services.
We represent local authorities in negotiations with trade unions and the government over pay and conditions. We also advise local authorities and related employers on national negotiating machinery.
We provide advice and guidance on workforce issues and employment law, and help councils develop a framework for their roles and responsibilities as employers.
And from strategy through to action and evaluation, our consultancy service delivers advice and support to help local authorities solve their HR problems.
Pay and terms of conditions of employment for over 1.4 million local government services' workers is determined by the NJC for Local Government Services. Includes updates on the 2013 Local Government pay negotiations.
Comprehensive information and advice for HR teams about the transfer of public health staff in to local government. It includes the final details of transfer schemes that councils are strongly recommended to read. This information will remain in place after 1 April 2013 and new documents will be added as necessary.
Download the publication: 'Social enterprise, mutual, cooperative and collective ownership models: a practical guide'. Also links to the local government mutual spinouts case studies on the Knowledge Hub.
A strategy developed with the Health and Safety Executive recognising that everyone has a role to play in improving health and safety including employers, workers, contractors and trade unions.
These standards and framework set out the shared core expectations of employers which will enable social workers in all employment settings to work effectively. Also access the link to the Employers' Survey 2013 on the effectiveness of the Standards.