Why Dogs and Humans Love Each Other More Than Anyone Else
This is excerpted from TIME How Dogs Think: Inside the Canine Mind, now available at retailers and on Amazon. You speak dog better than you think you do. You may not be fluent; that would require actually being a dog. But if you went to live in a dogs-only world, you’d be pretty good at understanding what they’re saying. You can tell a nervous yip from a menacing growl, a bark that says hello from a bark that says get lost. You can read the body language that says happy, that says sad, that says tired, that says scared, that says Please, please, please play with me right now! Think that’s not a big deal?...
Source: TIME: Science - July 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime psychology Source Type: news

Advocates: Elected officials should press UPMC for higher wages
Dozens of people packed Pittsburgh City Council chambers Tuesday to urge the council to insist on a community health benefits agreement before it builds a new vision and rehabilitation hospital at UPMC Mercy. The public hearing was held Tuesday afternoon to discuss a change to the UPMC Mercy master plan to encompass the building of the vision and rehab hospital. UPMC Mercy President Michael A. Grace in a brief presentation spoke of UPMC’s commitment to the community and its engagement over the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike
Nurses seeking higher wages at Vermont's largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Just how much public service workers are spending on rent
In most parts of the UK, the price of renting a home has risen steadily, while public sector salaries… well, they haven’t. This rise in rents combined with pay cuts has resulted in a situation that, for many, is simply unsustainable. UNISON has investigated just how much public sector workers are spending on rent. Our new analysis looks specifically at five public sector jobs – an porter in NHS England, a special needs teaching assistant, a refuse driver, a nurse and a police community support officer – and how much of their monthly salary they have to spend on rent, depending on where they live. i...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data housing Source Type: news

Sleep-in shifts judgment is a huge mistake
The legal decision today (Friday) not to count sleep-in shifts as working time is wrong, and is at odds with legal precedents and a common sense understanding of what counts as work, says UNISON. Today’s Court of Appeal judgment in favour of Mencap overturns a previous ruling at an employment appeal tribunal in April 2017. UNISON took the initial case to an employment tribunal on behalf of care worker Claire Tomlinson-Blake. It argued that sleep-in shifts should count as working time, and should be paid at hourly minimum wage rates or higher. The union argues that most care workers on sleep-in shifts aren’t sle...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release dave prentis mencap social care Source Type: news

There's now so much raw human feces on the streets of San Francisco that a MEDICAL convention has canceled events there
(Natural News) If images of the iconic red Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and the beautiful bay are the first things that come to mind when you think of San Francisco, you probably haven’t been there recently. Now a city where those earning six-figure salaries are considered low-income, the most memorable sights for visitors are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Ondo Agency Workers Protest Against Non-Payment of 12 Months Salary
[Guardian] Akure -Scores of Ondo State Emergency Medical Services Agency (ODEMSA) workers took to the streets yesterday in Akure to protest against non-payment of 12 months salaries by the government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Humana forced by feds to pay out back wages
Louisville-based Humana Inc. has been forced to pay back wages to 17 employees after an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division, marking the second time this year that the company has been compelled by the department to pay employees. The Labor Department announced Monday that the Louisville-based health insurance and health care provider has paid $128,422 in back wages to the employees after an investigation found that Humana violated overtime and record-keeping provisions… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

These doctors in Naxal-hit areas get higher pay than physicians at AIIMS in Delhi
Naxal-hit districts are hiring contract specialised doctors to work in far-flung and sometimes unsafe areas by paying them a hefty salary --of Rs 2-2.5 lakh a month (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NYT wages front-page assault on the First Amendment, says free speech is dangerous when conservatives exercise it
(Natural News) In recent days The New York Times proved once again that it’s nothing more than a propaganda organ for the American hard-Left and that it’s only interested in helping its preferred political party regain power and then hold it by authoritarian means. As reported by The Daily Caller, an article that was noticeably... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advice for Female Physicians to Negotiate Higher Salaries Advice for Female Physicians to Negotiate Higher Salaries
More female physicians are entering medicine, but they are still earning less than their male peers. Many experts say women simply don't negotiate as often or as aggressively as male doctors.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

The EMN Salary Survey: Want to Earn More? Get EM Board Certification
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - July 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: The EMN Salary Survey Source Type: news

How recent pay deals affect staff at private contractors
At UNISON we know that many members deliver public services but are employed by private contractors. If that’s you, you may be wondering how recent pay deals for the sector you work in will affect you. Be assured, UNISON negotiators have not forgotten you. We are fighting to get you the same benefits as your colleagues in the private sector. Read on for the latest update on pay for health workers and local government workers. Health workers pay update UNISON have recently negotiated with the government to get a new three year pay deal in the NHS in England. UNISON members working for the NHS in England voted overwhel...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rachael Henry Tags: Content update News private care companies private conractors private contractors Source Type: news

Atrium Health bumps minimum wage by 9% next month
Atrium Health will bump its minimum wage to up to $12.50 per hour, effective July 22. That’s up from $11.50 per hour currently, representing a nearly 9% jump. It will impact more than 7,500 employees.  The increase reflects Atrium’s commitment to employees and families, as well as gratitude for their efforts in the workplace, says Jim Dunn, chief human resources officer. “ As long as living wages continue to increase, you have to look at the continued well-being of your teammates and employees,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Dear America, the LEFT has declared war on you
(Natural News) Dear America, the societal left has declared war on you. (Article by Kevin McCullough republished from TownHall.com) While you’ve been busy enjoying your new jobs, improved wages, lower taxes, and less government interference in your life the left has decided that all of those things are immoral. They must be undone. And those... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital parking: staff at some trusts paying 200 times more than others
A UNISON investigation has found that parking outside work is becoming more and more of a problem for NHS staff in England. “I have been nursing for 38 years and I am getting stressed and angry as I leave for work wondering if I will get parked” – UNISON member We found that: Staff are being charged wildly differing amounts to park at work depending on the hospital trust; some workers are paying but not actually being able to park because the trusts issue too many permits; many car parks are not maintained to the extent that some staff feel unsafe in them; and some staff are being fined and even taken to...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data health hospital parking NHS England Source Type: news

Starbucks closing 150 stores nationwide, precisely because of the rising minimum wages that its own Left-leaning employees demand
(Natural News) It looks like the days of being king of the coffee game are numbered for one of the most prominent coffee chains in the U.S. Starbucks recently announced that 150 of its stores will be closing up shop. Between the number of stores in liberal cities hiking up their minimum wage and the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON conference makes the case for a ‘ Workers ’ Brexit ’
UNISON must fight for a “Workers’ Brexit” that will ensure that hard-won human and workers’ rights are not lost when the UK leaves Europe, Brighton delegates agreed this week. The union also reiterated its desire for parliament to be central to the exit negotiations. The alternative was that the Tory government’s internal divisions and ideological entrenchment “is in real danger of pushing the country towards a cliff edge”. The union discussed Brexit on Wednesday, on the eve of a Commons vote that narrowly passed the EU Withdrawal Bill, in a way that continued to cast doubt on parl...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News BREXIT eu migrant Feb 2017 eu migrant lobby health and social care NHS Source Type: news

GMR Funds Community Health Engagement Partnership in Cincinnati
Tiffany Grant, PhD, Assistant Director for Research and Informatics at the University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library, applied and received a GMR award for a community partnership to improve health literacy and address health disparities. Project Background: Racial and ethnic minorities, those in rural and/or urban areas, and those living in medically underserved areas are at high risk for health-related disparities. Low-income wages, reduced government services, and low educational attainment are a few reasons why these population groups have significant barriers overcoming food insecurity, obesity, mental health is...
Source: The Cornflower - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Outreach Success Stories awards Source Type: news

Nigeria:Irregular Salaries, Poor Infrastructure, Staffing Mar Primary Healthcare Delivery in Plateau
[Premium Times] Grace Badung was lying on a mat, her baby close to her. The officer-in-charge of Kerke primary healthcare centre in Jos East Local Government Area of Plateau State was apparently bored - no other staff was with her on duty and no patient to care for. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2017 (Data update)
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (S&E) provides the latest information about the participation of these groups in S&E higher education and employment. These updated data cover occupations, salaries, employment status, and disability status. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - June 19, 2018 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women
By Enrique YevesROME, Jun 19 2018 (IPS)We worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted.We worry about eating properly, and yet in many countries , poor nutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiencies are increasingly common. This trend is taking place in the Americas, Oceania, Asia, Africa and in Europe. Enrique YevesWe want to empower women and girls, yet in every sector we still see serious disparities in terms of equal pay for equal wages and getting more women into senior management positions. We worry about the mass movement of peop...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Enrique Yeves Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Gender Global Globalisation Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Migration & Refugees N Source Type: news

Nigeria:Female Medical Doctor Dies Over Unpaid Salaries in Kogi
[This Day] Lokoja -It was a sad day for staff of the Kogi State Specialist Hospital in Lokoja as the Head of Department of Internal Medicine, Dr. Chukwudibe Rosemary, suddenly died while another Dr. Idris Nuhu and three nurses slumped due to alleged exhaustion and over work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rental costs price public service staff out of housing, says UNISON
High rental costs mean many public service employees in England are spending more than a third of their wages on rent, according to research published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. Hospital porters are struggling the most, with rents effectively unaffordable for them in all nine English regions. The most expensive areas for porters are London, the South East and the East of England where housing costs swallow up over half their take home pay. Teaching assistants do not fare much better – in half a dozen English regions, rental costs are more than a third of their monthly wage. The same is true for refuse drivers in five...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Lucy Shaddock Tags: News Press release housing Source Type: news

Department of Labor walks away from lawsuit action after Phoenix firm refuses to pay back wages
A dispute between drivers and a company has led to claims the Department of Labor backed off suing to gain employees' back wages. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Department of Labor walks away from lawsuit action after Phoenix firm refuses to pay back wages
A dispute between drivers and a company has led to claims the Department of Labor backed off suing to gain employees' back wages. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Berkshire Medical Center nurses avoid second strike with contract
Union nurses at Berkshire Medical Center have called off a second planned strike after reaching a tentative agreement on a five-year contract. The deal on Friday offers wide-reaching wins for the 800 nurses at the hospital, including a per-person bonus of between $1,000 and $3,000, a 5.75 percent salary increase rolled out over three years, repeated bonuses for nurses at the top of the pay scale, increased nurse staffing, and protections against staffing decreases. “We are incredibly proud of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

UNISON vows to highlight crucial value of social care
UNISON will work with other organisations to highlight the value of social care, says a new report from the union published in the run-up to a Westminster green paper on the future of care and support from older people – though that will only apply to England. The union report comes out of a seminar the union held earlier this year, which “provided a timely opportunity to assess the current state of the sector”. Social care, both residential and at-home, cuts across various public-service sectors, and different UNISON service group. While the pressures on the service are the same across the UK, they affec...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article adult social care community health care local government residential social care Source Type: news

Contact with Nature May Mean More Social Cohesion, Less Crime
Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of contact with nature for human well-being. However, despite strong trends toward greater urbanization and declining green space, little is known about the social consequences of such contact. In the December issue of BioScience, an international, interdisciplinary team reports on how they used nationally representative data from the United Kingdom and stringent model testing to examine the relationships between objective measures and self-reported assessments of contact with nature, community cohesion, and local crime incidence. The results in the report, by Netta Weinste...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - June 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Editor, COI Revision Project - Flexible location
Specifications:  1.0 FTE, Fixed Term (9 months)Salary: CompetitiveLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 29/6/18Cochrane is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by identifying, appraising and synthesizing individual research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed.Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high qu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Nurses Desert Chitungwiza Municipality
[The Herald] Nurses are reportedly deserting Chitungwiza Municipality en masse to seek "greener pastures" at Government institutions after the recent salary review, a development likely to compromise service delivery at council clinics in the dormitory town, The Herald has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Base Salaries Drop as Total Income Rises in Medical Sales, Survey...
MedReps report shows how experience, age, job type, and more impact medical sales income.(PRWeb June 11, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15530131.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trump ’s Immigration Policies Are Making It Harder for Foreign Doctors to Work in the U.S. — And That Could Hurt Patients
For the past four years, Daniel, an Israeli-born doctor completing a medical residency in the U.S., has secured an H-1B visa for temporary specialized workers without a hitch. But this May, without warning, the government put his status in the U.S. in danger. Daniel, who withheld his last name for fear of retaliation, is one of many foreign-born medical residents across the country who have received visa rejections or delays since mid-April — similar to rejections thousands of H-1B applicants in other high-paying industries have recently received — prompting a flurry of legal activity from medical groups, hospi...
Source: TIME: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Application forms
Always in the lead, UNISON has been busy updating resources following last month’s changes to the law on data protection and the earlier changes on the collection of political and campaign funds. This includes updates to all UNISON membership application forms. The previous standard application form has been split into two forms to ensure they are compliant with the new legislation : one to collect subs through members’ wages, known as Docas,  and the other via direct debit. The Docas forms also include a direct debit section for collection of campaign fund and Labour Link contributions only. The following...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article activists application changes application forms Key documents and tools for activists supporting activists Source Type: news

Pay rise for NHS staff in England
UNISON members working for the NHS in England have voted overwhelmingly to accept a three year pay deal and changes to the NHS pay structure negotiated by UNISON and the other 13 NHS unions. All 14 NHS unions have been consulting their members on pay and have today (Friday) collectively endorsed this deal which has been overwhelmingly supported by NHS staff. UNISON members voted yes by a large margin with approximately 84% voting to accept and 16% voting against. Over 83,500 members voted in a turnout of around 30%. UNISON led the negotiations and the Treasury agreed to find £4.2bn of new money to ensure that these p...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care NHS nhs pay pay up now Time to talk about NHS pay Source Type: news

One million NHS staff across England to get a pay rise
Over a million hospital cleaners, nurses, security guards, physiotherapists, emergency call handlers, paramedics, midwives, radiographers and other NHS staff across England will now benefit from a three-year pay deal, say health unions today (Friday). Since March when the offer was first made, the 14 unions have been asking NHS staff whether they want to accept or reject the proposed pay rise, which would mean a 6.5% increase for most staff over the next three years, with more for the lowest paid. With the results of these consultation exercises and online ballots now in, unions announced at a meeting today that ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Article NHS nhs pay public services Source Type: news

Cochrane Kidney and Transplant seeks Systematic Reviewer – Sydney, Australia
Specifications: Full-timeSalary: Base salary $82K, plus superannuationLocation: Sydney, AustraliaApplication closing date: 21 June 2018We are seeking a full-time Systematic Reviewer to contribute toCochrane Kidney and Transplant based at the Centre for Kidney Research, The Children ’s Hospital at Westmead. The Systematic Reviewer will provide technical knowledge and expertise to the research team to support the development of Cochrane systematic reviews that will inform international clinical practice guidelines on all aspects of kidney disease. This includes conducting lite rature searches, appraising literature and...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 7, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Nigeria:Johesu Strike - Govt Moves to Implement 'No Work, No Pay' Rule
[Premium Times] The Federal Government has begun the process of withholding the salaries of health workers who participated in the recently suspended strike. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Kidney and Transplant seeks Information Specialist – Sydney, Australia
Specifications: Part-time (0.4 FTE)Salary: Base salary $82K p.a. prorate with superannuationLocation: Sydney, AustraliaApplication closing date: 18 June 2018We are seeking an Information Specialist (part-time) to contribute toCochrane Kidney and Transplant, based at the Centre for Kidney Research, The Children ’s Hospital at Westmead. The Information Specialist has an integral role in the production of Cochrane Kidney and Transplant reviews. You will contribute to the maintenance and development of a Specialised Register of randomised controlled trials (RCT) within the scope of Cochrane Kidney and Trans plant, provid...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Art Imitates Life:'Billions' Describes Six-Figure, Part-Time Jobs On Asbestos Trusts
Trustees, like the father of " Billions " co-creator Brian Koppelman, can make substantial salaries for part-time jobs doling out funds to asbestos claimants. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Care workers strike against pay cuts
Some 120 care workers in south-west England are going on strike tomorrow over their employer’s attempt to cut their wages. And they will be staging more two-hour strikes throughout the rest of June. The strike, by residential care workers in Bath and North East Somerset, runs from 8am on Wednesday 6 June to 8am on Thursday 7 June. It is taking place because their employer is trying to introduce an half-hour unpaid break into their shifts, meaning they would have to choose between working longer hours for the same pay or seeing their wages fall. Workers who don’t take the unpaid break would be asked to “pa...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article adult social care local government residential care South West Source Type: news

Study: This company pays the highest median salary in Arizona
You don't need to be the CEO to make the big bucks at one Arizona company. Tucson-based Accelerate Diagnostics Inc. (Nasdaq: AXDX) — which provides solutions for the diagnosis of serious infections — pays its 239 employees a median salary of $164,738, according to a new analysis from Money magazine. That's the highest median salary in Arizona. Money analyzed data f rom labor group AFL-CIO to find the best-paying companies headquartered in each state. Much of the data comes from Securities and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tim Gallen Source Type: news

Sweet nothings, lazy slurs and rhyming slang | Brief letters
Brian McFadden ’s dress sense | Antimaterialism | Amazon jargon | Restaurant names | Marshmallow test | Brian CloseI ’m so sorry Brian McFadden found it difficult to make good clothes choices when he went solo but I didn’t appreciate him saying he “looked like an old lesbian aunt” (Boys to men, G2, 30 May). I ’m a lesbian aunt (who at 58 I’m sure he would deem ancient), I’ve never worn a suede shirt, and I have a great hairdresser. Time to cut the lazy insults, Brian.Sylvia AshtonSheffield• A welcome puncturing of materialistic attitudes from Mairi-Frances McKay (Ho...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Pop and rock Music Fashion LGBT rights Amazon E-commerce Internet Technology Children Society Psychology Science Life and style Cricket Sport Source Type: news

The EMN Salary Survey: More Money for (Almost) Everybody
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - June 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: The EMN Salary Survey Source Type: news

Southampton university staff celebrate pensions win
Staff at the University of Southampton are celebrating after strong campaigning by UNISON and fellow campus unions saw university management withdraw its threat to replace their pensions with an inferior alternative. The university had planned to close its current final salary scheme for non-academic staff from 1 August and replace it with a ‘defined contribution’ scheme, where a person’s pension would depend on what their total contributions could buy at the time they retired. But collective action by the members affected, backed up by their union, means that current staff will keep their final salary pe...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News education services higher education occupational pensions universities Source Type: news

UNISON recommends that HE members reject employers ’ pay offer
Higher education members will be asked to reject the national pay offer from the University and Colleges Employers’ Association in a branch consultation due to begin in the next few weeks. The employers’ final pay offer was to increase annual salaries by 2% or £425 (full time), whichever is higher. The joint unions’ pay claim was for an increase of £7.5% or £1,500, which is higher, and a minimum wage of £10 an hour. UNISON’s higher education service group executive met last week and “was clear that the offer falls well short of its aims,” the union’s he...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News education services higher education higher education pay pay negotiating and bargaining pay up now universities Source Type: news

Food Security and Growth in Asia
By Geetika Dang and Raghav GaihaNEW DELHI, May 28 2018 (IPS)A disquieting finding of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017, Building resilience for peace and food security, or (SFSN2017), Rome,is that, in 2016, the number of chronicallyundernourished people in the world increased to 815 million, up from777 million in 2015 although still lower than about 900 million in 2000.Similarly,while the prevalence of undernourishment rose to 11 percent in 2016, this is still well below thelevel attaineda decade ago.Whether this recent rise inhunger and food-insecurity levels signals thebeginning of an upward tren...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Geetika Dang and Raghav Gaiha Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & I Source Type: news

Physician Assistant Pay Surpasses $107K Annually
Physician assistant salaries are up 12.7% over the last five years to $107,000 in 2017 from $95,000 in 2012, the the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI Source Type: news

How this Economic Boom May (Finally) Improve Low Wage Care Jobs
For several decades, policy analysts have bemoaned the low wages and high turnover in direct care jobs. Now this economic boom might finally achieve the improvements that have evaded past advocacy efforts. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michael Bernick, Contributor Source Type: news