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White House Reverses Plan to Cut NSF
The White House rolled out its fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request in two parts; the original request and then a short addendum that reflects the recent budget agreement by Congress to lift spending caps for 2019. The original proposal called for a 30 percent cut to the National Science Foundation (NSF) budget, which would have rolled funding back to $5.27 billion. In the more recent twenty-six-page addendum to the budget, the White House would restore the proposed cuts and fund NSF at its 2017 level of $7.472 billion. Some highlights from the budget request: Funding for the six research directorates would increase b...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

NIH Budget Remains Flat Under Trump Budget
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) would see roughly flat funding if the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request were enacted as proposed. The White House has requested $34.8 billion for NIH, approximately $2 billion below the 2018 enacted appropriation. Late adjustments to the budget reversed an originally proposed 27 percent cut to NIH. The FY 2019 budget for NIH is slated to increase only slightly by $538 million over 2017 levels because it would absorb three agencies under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that fund research on healthcare quality, occupational health, and disabiliti...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Public sector staff are overstretched and under-appreciated, says UNISON
Commenting on the TUC’s new analysis of unpaid overtime in the UK, released today (Friday) to coincide with the 14th annual Work Your Proper Hours Day. UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Public sector staff regularly work through their breaks and go home late, because they’re dedicated to the patients, students and local people who rely on them. “But expecting employees to work above and beyond the call of duty, day in day out, is simply not on. “With staffing shortages and wages failing to rise with the cost of living, morale in our public serv...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Source Type: news

What did Atrium Health ’s top execs earn last year?
Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, says its top executives took home just over $21 million in 2017. Chief Executive Gene Woods earned nearly $5.4 million in his first full year as CEO. That figure includes a base salary of about $1.58 million and bonus compensation of nearly $3.3 million. Woods’ bonus pay included a sign-on bonus and performance-based retention awards. He earned $1.7 million in 2016 — a figure that accounts for eight months of the year; Woods joined the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

What did Atrium Health ’s top execs earn last year?
Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare, says its top executives took home just over $21 million in 2017. Chief Executive Gene Woods earned nearly $5.4 million in his first full year as CEO. That figure includes a base salary of about $1.58 million and bonus compensation of nearly $3.3 million. Woods’ bonus pay included a sign-on bonus and performance-based retention awards. He earned $1.7 million in 2016 — a figure that accounts for eight months of the year; Woods joined the health-care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente looking to cut starting wages, union says
Kaiser Permanente may be looking to cut wages for starting employees by 10 percent in the Sacramento area and 20 percent in the Central Valley, according to labor union Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West. While Kaiser has not formally presented the wage-cut proposal to SEIU-UHW, according to the union, the Oakland-based health system has presented similar proposals in negotiations with the California Nurses Association. SEIU-UHW believes Kaiser will also raise the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Cerner awards millions worth of stock and options to its new CEO
Cerner Corp. ’s new CEO is one of its newer stockholders. Brent Shafer received 60,000 shares of restricted stock units, valued at approximately $3.75 million, on Feb. 8. He also was awarded 182,005 in stock options with an exercise price of $61.22. Shafer's two awards matched the compensation plan outlined in his employment agreement when he joined Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) on Feb. 1. In addition to a base salary of $800,000, Shafer’s agreement included a $1.2 million annual cash bonus opportunity,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Cerner awards millions worth of stock and options to its new CEO
Cerner Corp. ’s new CEO is one of its newer stockholders. Brent Shafer received 60,000 shares of restricted stock units, valued at approximately $3.75 million, on Feb. 8. He also was awarded 182,005 in stock options with an exercise price of $61.22. Shafer's two awards matched the compensation plan outlined in his employment agreement when he joined Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) on Feb. 1. In addition to a base salary of $800,000, Shafer’s agreement included a $1.2 million annual cash bonus opportunity,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Treasury needs convincing of 'meaningful' pay uplift, says RCN
Pay talks have reached a point where the Department of Health and Social Care believes that nurse pay should increase  but the Treasury still needs convincing that any rise in wages should be “meaningful”, the head of the Royal College of Nursing has revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

N.C. is top life-sciences state in job growth and wages, report says
North Carolina's life sciences promotion policies have played a pivotal role in placing it ahead of other states when it comes to job growth in the industry known for lucrative wages, a new report says.  In an increasingly competitive environment – both nationally and internationally – for such jobs, those policies will be increasingly important moving forward. According to the International Technology& Innovation Foundation report, called "Growing the Future: State Efforts to Advance Life … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

University of South Wales cleaners win tribunal case
Cleaners at the University of South Wales have won thousands of pounds in compensation after a private company unlawfully deducted money from their wages over 11 months. The nine women (pictured), supported by UNISON, are employed by KGB Cleaning to clean the university’s ATRiuM in Cardiff. Having worked at the Caerleon site up until its closure in July 2016, they were transferred to another site under an agreement that their travel time from Caerleon would be paid. However, KGB Cleaning reneged on this in March 2017. After a two-day hearing, an employment tribunal found the company guilty of unlawful deduction ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Cymru Wales higher education Source Type: news

N.C. top life sciences state in job growth and wages, report says
North Carolina's life sciences promotion policies have played a pivotal role in placing it ahead of other states when it comes to job growth in the industry known for lucrative wages, a new report says.  In an increasingly competitive environment – both nationally and internationally – for such jobs, those policies will be increasingly important moving forward. According to the International Technology& Innovation Foundation report, called "Growing the Future: State Efforts to Advance Life … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

CVS scores $1.5 billion boost, plans to up wages and reduce Aetna debt
CVS Health Corp. received a financial boost due to savings from what has been touted as one of the largest U.S. tax code overhauls in the last 30 years. The income tax benefit to the Larry Merlo-led company was roughly $1.5 billion. The plan, according to a prepared statement, is to put that money toward increasing the starting wage rate for hourly CVS employees to $11 an hour. The company will also adjust pay ranges and rates for many of its ret ail pharmacy technicians. CVS, which has more than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

CVS scores $1.5 billion boost, plans to up wages and reduce Aetna debt
CVS Health Corp. received a financial boost due to savings from what has been touted as one of the largest U.S. tax code overhauls in the last 30 years. The income tax benefit to the Larry Merlo-led company was roughly $1.5 billion. The plan, according to a prepared statement, is to put that money toward increasing the starting wage rate for hourly CVS employees to $11 an hour. The company will also adjust pay ranges and rates for many of its ret ail pharmacy technicians. CVS, which has more than… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

CVS To Invest Tax Cut In Worker Wages And Reducing Aetna Deal's Debt
CVS Health will invest savings from new corporate tax cuts into raising wages, improving health benefits for workers and reducing debt from its acquisition of Aetna. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:BRK.B NYSE:JPM NYSE:CVS NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Board Meeting January 9, 2018
Participants: Dave DeBronkart, Judy Danielson, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, John Grohol, Sarah Krug, Tyson Ortiz Mike Robkin, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Linda Stotsky, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods, Matthew Holt, Dave Dolton, Janice McMullan, Minutes approved Election Results The Board congratulated Burt Rosen, Pres Elect and Janice McCallum,  Secretary The Board recognized the service of Nancy Finn who served as secretary for over six years and the outstanding presidency this year of Joe Ternullo The Board welcomed several new Board members. They include: Geri Lynn Baumblatt, Dave Dolton, Matthew Holt, Jan Oldenburg and Parika (...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nancy Finn Tags: Board Minutes News Source Type: news

Employment Spillover Effects of Rural Inpatient Healthcare Facilities
This report estimates the share of wage/salary employment in inpatient healthcare facilities-hospitals, nursing homes, and other residential care facilities-versus other industries in rural counties during 2001-2015, and the spillover effects of additional inpatient facility employment in rural counties. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wigan hospital workers vote for strike ballot
UNISON members working at three hospitals in Lancashire are on course for industrial action over plans to outsource their jobs to a new company, set-up and owned by the NHS trust, in May. Members at the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS foundation trust voted to reject the plans and ask the union for a strike ballot by 93% in a 79% turn-out. Nearly 900 NHS staff who work in estates and facilities across the trust’s three hospitals are threatened by the plan to outsource them to the wholly owned subsidiary company, WWL Solutions. They are worried that their terms and conditions could be cut, that new starters will get...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care North West South West Source Type: news

It ’ s the classic win-win
The new UNISON Lottery has arrived. Relaunched on 1 February, all members can enter the monthly draw for as little as £1 a month and be in with the chance of winning prizes up to £1,000. It’s also a powerful way to support There for You, the charity for UNISON members. Every year, more than 3,000 members and their families come to There for You for help – often in desperation, with difficulties in their personal lives. Members can benefit from a range of services, including financial assistance, advice and information on a range of issues – such as emotional support and help with managing debt...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: cullenm Tags: Article there for you There for you monthly lottery Source Type: news

Nigeria:Ugwuanyi Approves Consolidated Salary for Enugu Health Workers
[Guardian] Enugu -Enugu State government has approved the consolidated health workers salary scale.The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fintan Echochin, disclosed this after a meeting of the state executive council.He said Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi approved the package as his administration's commitment to the workers welfare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘I see first-hand how lack of funding is harming the NHS’
UNISON president and hospital catering assistant Margaret McKee gives a rousing speech at the union’s women’s conference in Liverpool. Ms Mckee works at the Royal Victoria hospital in Belfast and told conference of the challenges she sees her colleagues and patients facing. “Operations are being cancelled,” she said. “People are dying before they can be treated.” And there are problems all public sector workers face: “The value of our wages has declined sharply as the cost of living has increased. “There has been a lot of talk about ditching the pay cap, but not a penny more ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article 2018 Women's Conference equality Margaret McKee president presidential team Source Type: news

Government sets out plans to overhaul consultant contract
A new contract for medical consultants in the NHS will scrap the “all but automatic” incremental pay structure and replace it with a significantly higher base salary, the Department of Health and Social Care has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

See North Texas' highest-paid hospital executives
Six hundred, fifty-four thousand, two hundred and fifty dollars. That's the average compensation of Dallas-Fort Worth's 100 highest-paid hospital executives. In total, they collected $65.4 million. And these are employees of nonprofit and public organizations, which is why we were able to gather salary data from organizations' 2015 and 2016 fiscal-year IRS Form 990 filings. Click through the slideshow to see the 100 highest-paid hospital executives in North Texas. It should also be noted… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brandon J. Call Source Type: news

'Professors eat their own young': how competition can stifle good science
There is often more pressure for scientists to work against each other than together – but why?In an ideal world, academic scientists would work together towards a common goal: discovery. Researchers would unite for a common cause, motivated by boundless curiosity, working selflessly towards the Greater Good.While the pursuit of knowledge may be a noble thing, it ’s not actually that different from any other occupation, in that it requires a salary. Many scientists must apply for government grants to secure the funding that pays them, as well as to cover the costs of research projects.Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Chloe Warren Tags: Peer review and scientific publishing Science Research Research funding Higher education Source Type: news

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Salaries of staff in ungraded positions and of the Director-General (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Carillion – a growing pension scandal?
UNISON has already raised concerns over the collapse of contractor Carillion and the potential impact on job losses and services. But what will happen to the company’s pension arrangements and what was going on in the trading of Carillion shares? The government has assured everyone working on these contracts that their wages will be paid and it is hoped their pension will be covered too. The company had scheme members in thirteen local government pension funds: Croydon, Durham, Ealing, Greater Manchester, Harrow, Hounslow, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, South Yorkshire, Teesside, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands and West ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: cullenm Tags: Article carillion local government pension scheme pensions pensions divestment pensions governance Source Type: news

What's a doctor worth to the local economy? $2 million
According to a new American Medical Association (AMA) report, Tennessee doctors support more than 175,000 jobs and generate more than $29 billion in economic activity. The report finds that each of the state's 14,000 physicians support 12.5 jobs, on average, with each physician generating $2.1 million for the state's economy. It also found that physicians contribute $13.7 billion in total wages and benefits paid to workers across the state ($970,098 contributed per physician) and that physicians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

No homes for nurses
This report examines the NHS sites that have been sold under the government's public land sale programme. These include hospitals, community health centres and other health service infrastructure that have been identified as surplus by the NHS. It compares the cost of the homes planned on these sites to the average wages of NHS key workers (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No homes for nurses: how NHS land is being sold off to build unaffordable homes
This report examines the NHS sites that have been sold under the government's public land sale programme. These include hospitals, community health centres and other health service infrastructure that have been identified as surplus by the NHS. It compares the cost of the homes planned on these sites to the average wages of NHS key workers (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Knowledge Translation Co-ordinator - London, UK
Salary:£25,000 - £30,000 dependant on experienceLocation: London, UKPosition: Permanent, full timeApplication Closing Date:9 Feb 2018Cochrane 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 go...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Team Co-ordinator - London, UK
Salary:£25,000 - £30,000 dependant on experienceLocation: London, UKPosition: Permanent, full timeApplication Closing Date:9 Feb 2018Cochrane 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 go...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Team Administrator - London, UK
Salary:£25,000 - £30,000 dependant on experienceLocation: London, UKPosition: Permanent, full timeApplication Closing Date:14 Feb 2018Cochrane 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 g...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The Twisted Psychology of Parents Who Torture Their Children
Don’t try to fathom what was going on in the minds of the California parents who starved and imprisoned their 13 children for years before one of the victims escaped and informed the police last weekend. Really, there is no unraveling it—not fully, at least. Basic empathy and the care of offspring are among the most fundamental lines of code in the human operating system. When that gets corrupted—when the protectors become tormentors, when the nurturers become jailers—it’s nearly impossible to grasp, much less explain. That doesn’t mean that forensic psychologists and others aren’t...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger and Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized onetime psychology Source Type: news

10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018
January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health work...
Source: IntraHealth International - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

The year ahead: this is what we ’ ll be doing
January 2018: the start of a new year. And it’s a year that will bring challenges for our public services, for UNISON members and for UNISON itself. That much is clear from the news in just the first few weeks of the year. So we’ve spoken to some members of the union’s national executive council – ordinary members of the union who have been elected by their fellow members to oversee UNISON and its activities. We asked members who chair particular strategic committees of the NEC what they expect from the year ahead, and what plans the union has for 2018. Maureen Le Marinel is employed by Lancashire ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article Magazine campaigns Finance national executive NEC organising unison living Source Type: news

PPPs Likely to Undermine Public Health Commitments
Capacity-building support for developing countries to safeguard the public interest in terms of public health and especially, to ensure that no one is left behind, is essential. Credit: IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR , Jan 17 2018 (IPS)The United Nations Agenda 2030 for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is being touted in financial circles as offering huge investment opportunities requiring trillions of dollars. In 67 low- and middle-income countries, achieving SDG 3 — healthy lives and well-being for all, at all ages — is estimated to require new investments increasi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Treasury raises 'PM salary' pay threshold for NHS managers
The pay threshold for very senior managers in the NHS is no longer tied to the prime minister’s salary and has been increased by more than £7,000 this month. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cochrane is seeking a Senior Methods Adviser to join its Editorial Board
Specifications: Availability for the equivalent of one half day per week (0.1 FTE)Salary: Around £8,000 or equivalent per annumLocation: UnlimitedApplication Closing Date: 20th  Jan 2018ContextAs part of its Transformation Project, we are creating a new Editorial Board for the Cochrane Library. The Editorial Board will be responsible for developing and monitoring editorial and content strategy for the Library, and monitoring the performance of the Cochrane Library, in support of the Editor in Chief and his team.   We are now seeking an experienced methodologist to join the Board, to provide specialist guida...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Blog: Carillion ’s collapse has shown the true face of privatisation
January is a stressful time for many of us, with bills to pay and our finances stretched. So spare a thought this morning for those employed by Carillion. This is a terrible time for all those employed under the company’s contracts – including thousands right across the public sector. They will want assurances from the government that public servants working in vital roles will be protected, and they need to know who will pay their wages and what’s going to happen to their pensions. The government needs to move quickly to bring these contracts back in-house – to safeguard services and protect thousa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Carillion ’s collapse is terrible for staff and the taxpayer, says UNISON 
Responding to today’s (Monday) news that Carillion has gone into liquidation, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This is a terrible time for the thousands of people employed under Carillion contracts right across the public sector. “Staff need assurances about whether they have a job, who will pay their wages, and what’s going to happen to their pensions. “The government needs to move quickly to bring these contracts back in-house – to safeguard our services and to protect the many staff in schools, hospitals, local authorities and libraries. “It’s disgrac...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Clare Santry Tags: Press release dave prentis health NHS public services Source Type: news

Proposed pension changes will hit lowest paid university staff
Cleaners, caterers, librarians, administrators, exams officers and other low-paid staff at the University of Southampton will lose thousands of pounds in their retirement if proposed pension changes are pushed through, unions have warned today (Monday). UNISON and Unite say there is no need to close the final salary pension scheme at the end of July, as top managers at the university are proposing. A consultation over the changes opened on Friday, and closes mid-March. Southampton University wants to replace the defined benefit scheme with a defined contribution one. This would see the 2,000 support staff currently contrib...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 15, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release librarian libraries pensions university Source Type: news

‘Free protesters and trade unionists,’ UNISON urges Iran
Dave Prentis has called on the Iranian government to release protesters and trade unionists following recent unrest in the country. The call came in a letter from the UNISON general secretary to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, expressing the union’s “deep concern over the Iranian government’s suppression of recent protests.” More than 1,000 people have been arrested following the protests, and three have died in prison. Noting that the Iranian people had “legitimate concerns” over issues such as high unemployment, the non-payment of wages, falling incomes and increasing costs for basic...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 12, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News dave prentis international solidarity Source Type: news

More than forty per cent of the UK ’s school kitchen staff are in debt due to low pay, says UNISON
Four in ten (41%) school kitchen staff are worried about their pay, with one in five (21%) earning the minimum wage, a new UNISON survey published today (Friday) has revealed. The survey of more than 1,200 school catering employees found that four in ten (43%) say they are weighed down with debt (other than a mortgage). A quarter (25%) of the staff responding say they’ve had to take out loans from banks, credit unions or payday loan companies simply to make ends meet. One in five (21%) have had no choice but to borrow money from friends and family. At the same time, almost half the respondents (46%) said that it&rsqu...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Siobhan Cooley Tags: Article catering assistant schools UNISON Source Type: news

More than 40% of the UK ’s school kitchen staff are in debt due to low pay, says UNISON
Four in 10 (41%) school kitchen staff are worried about their pay, with one in five (21%) earning the minimum wage, a new UNISON survey published today (Friday) has revealed. The survey of more than 1,200 school catering employees found that four in ten (43%) say they are weighed down with debt (other than a mortgage). A quarter (25%) of the staff responding say they’ve had to take out loans from banks, credit unions or payday loan companies simply to make ends meet. One in five (21%) have had no choice but to borrow money from friends and family. At the same time, almost half the respondents (46%) said that it&rsquo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 11, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Siobhan Cooley Tags: Article catering assistant schools UNISON Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Interim Finance Manager - London, UK
Specifications:  Full Time Interim Salary:Competitive Location: London Application Closing Date: 31st January 2018Cochrane 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 quali...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Finance Manager - London, UK
Specifications:  Full Time Salary:Competitive Location: London Application Closing Date: 31st January 2018Cochrane 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 quality, trus...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The Latest: Handcuffed teacher urges others to speak out
The Louisiana teacher who was ejected from a school board meeting, handcuffed and arrested after speaking out about teacher salaries is speaking out on Facebook (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A Week In Somerville, Massachusetts, On A $90,000 Salary
Welcome to Money Diaries, where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We’re asking (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Stressful Are Jobs in Medtech?
Many jobs are stressful, but according to one article, a number of positions in the medtech industry offer employees a good balance of high pay and low stress. The website Business Insider analyzed salary data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics and stress tolerance rankings (a measure of how important it is for employees with that job to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high-stress situations) from O*NET Online to compile a list of 32 occupations that offer the benefits of high compensation and relatively low stress. Among the jobs that made the list were several posit...
Source: MDDI - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news