Pay disparities continue to plague women in medicine
Women physicians make “substantially less” than men of any ethnicity, a recent report revealed. Based on the annual survey of faculty pay by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the analysis considered full-time faculty salaries in academic medicine, and accounted for specialty, rank and degree. Gender typ ically drove pay disparities, although the report noted Black, indigenous and people of color also make less than white men, even in specialties with a high level of diversity among… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 25, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caitlin Mullen Source Type: news

Nigeria: Medical Association Asks Abia Govt to Pay Backlog of Doctors' Salaries
[Premium Times]"The main challenge facing healthcare delivery in Abia is low morale among the doctors, occasioned by unpaid salaries in Abia State University Teaching Hospital and the Hospitals Management Board." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Healthcare group sparks recruitment war for medics with private hospital in London
US-based Cleveland Clinic breaks with norm by offering doctors fixed salaries (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Making legal history, every month
In Black History Month we celebrate people making history today. So we sat down with Shantha David, one of many Black women making history at UNISON, to find out how she is fighting for equality, helping to make members’ lives better – and actually changing the law. Shantha, why are you proud to be heading UNISON’s legal services team? We may be a small in-house team, but we are an award-winning team running strategic, ground-breaking and cutting-edge litigation and managing a comprehensive external legal service for members. As a team, we have had many successes for our members, from our four-year battle...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Black history month Legal legal services Source Type: news

Care sector pushed to brink by staffing catastrophe
UNISON and the National Care Forum (NCF) have written jointly to Sajid Javid today (Thursday) calling for urgent action over the staffing crisis engulfing the care sector. The letter to the health and social care secretary says they’ve taken this “unprecedented step” in response to daily reports from care providers and staff of serious worker shortages. They say this “recruitment and retention emergency” has been triggered by “chronic underfunding leading to low wages, staff burnout, and mandatory vaccination”. It comes ahead of the government’s spending review next...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Article Christina McAnea social care Source Type: news

Care sector pushed to brink by staffing catastrophe
UNISON and the National Care Forum (NCF) have written jointly to Sajid Javid today (Thursday) calling for urgent action over the staffing crisis engulfing the care sector. The letter to the health and social care secretary says they’ve taken this “unprecedented step” in response to daily reports from care providers and staff of serious worker shortages. They say this “recruitment and retention emergency” has been triggered by “chronic underfunding leading to low wages, staff burnout, and mandatory vaccination”. It comes ahead of the government’s spending review next...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Christina McAnea social care Source Type: news

Eagleville Hospital nurses, technicians approve new contract and avert strike
The contract improves wages and staffing levels. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Eagleville Hospital nurses, technicians approve new contract and avert strike
Nurse and technicians at Eagleville Hospital have avoided a potential strike, reaching terms of a new three-year contract that includes wages and staffing improvements. The 110 staff members at the 305-bed Montgomery County behavioral health and addictions treatment medical center, represented by the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP), had voted earlier this month to authorize a strike citing concerns about what they said w ere unsafe staffing levels. In… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Climate Chaos Helped Spark the French Revolution —and Holds a Dire Warning for Today
Historians have long observed the links between the natural environment and the fate of civilization. Natural emergencies like droughts, floods and crop failure regularly plunge people into chaos. Long term changes in the earth’s climatic conditions lead flourishing societies like the Roman Empire to wither and fade. But perhaps there is no greater example of the explosive intersection of climate disruption and political upheaval than the period surrounding the French Revolution of 1789. Starting in the mid-13th century, the northern hemisphere entered a period of prolonged cooling known as the Little Ice Age. This ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mike Duncan Tags: Uncategorized climate change Sustainability TIME 2030 world affairs Source Type: news

Climate Chaos Helped Spark the French Revolution —and Holds a Dire Warning for Today
Historians have long observed the links between the natural environment and the fate of civilization. Natural emergencies like droughts, floods and crop failure regularly plunge people into chaos. Long term changes in the earth’s climatic conditions lead flourishing societies like the Roman Empire to wither and fade. But perhaps there is no greater example of the explosive intersection of climate disruption and political upheaval than the period surrounding the French Revolution of 1789. Starting in the mid-13th century, the northern hemisphere entered a period of prolonged cooling known as the Little Ice Age. This ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Duncan Tags: Uncategorized climate change Sustainability TIME 2030 world affairs Source Type: news

Inflation Bogey Blocking Recovery
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 2021 (IPS) The bogey of inflation has been revived. Dubious pre-pandemic economic progress, fiscal constraints and vaccine apartheid were bad enough. Now, ostensibly anti-inflationary measures also threaten recovery and sustainable development. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised downwards its latest global growth forecast. Its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) warns of a “dangerous divergence” between richer and poorer countries. This has been exacerbated by, but has also worsened national fiscal disparities and the &lsqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Kenya: Taita Taveta Nurses to Hold Demonstrations Over Pay Delays
[Nation] Nurses in Taita Taveta will from next week hold salary demonstrations to protest over the non-payment of their salaries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Council and school staff deserve increased pay offer, say unions
Unions representing council and school support staff have ​today (Friday) urged employers to return to pay talks with an improved offer as they prepare for industrial action over “inadequate” pay proposals. Months of disruption to local government services could lie ahead​, but the unions say councils have it within their gift to prevent community services being badly affected if they give workers the proper pay rise they deserve. UNISON, Unite and GMB – between them representing 1.4m council and school staff ​in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – have written to ​the local gove...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release NJC pay 2021 Source Type: news

Liberia: Health Facilities Closed in Nimba
[New Dawn] Over lack of drugs and salary payment (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Saint Luke ’s raises minimum wage again, plans $2,000 bonus
Front-line employees at Saint Luke ’s Health System will start making $17.50 and hour starting next month, and a month later all full-time workers will get a $2,000 “thank you” bonus. It’s the second time in less than a year that the Kansas City-based system has raised its minimum wage. In November 2020, Saint Luke’s incre ased hourly employees’ minimum salary to $15 and said then that the change will be permanent. The hospital also said at the time that the raise wouldn’t come with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Adjust Health Workers Conditions, Salaries to Reduce Brain Drain, Govt Told
[263Chat] Local nurses have urged the government to capacitate health workers as part of measures to reduce the massive brain drain that has seen hundreds of health professionals leaving the country for greener pastures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Adjust Health Workers' Conditions, Salaries to Reduce Brain Drain, Govt Told
[263Chat] Local nurses have urged the government to capacitate health workers as part of measures to reduce the massive brain drain that has seen hundreds of health professionals leaving the country for greener pastures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kaiser Permanente nurses authorize a strike by big majority
With 99% participation, 96% voted to go on strike over wages and staffing levels. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Now it makes sense: AG Garland is cracking down on parents protesting critical race theory because his family member is getting rich off selling program to schools
(Natural News) Democrats continually accused former President Donald Trump of being corrupt and of profiting off his presidency because people stayed in his Washington, D.C., hotel. But subsequent investigations found that Trump, who never took one dime in salary throughout his four-year term (he donated his quarterly paychecks to government agencies), never violated any laws... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child Care Has High Costs for Parents, Low Wages for Staff
President Biden’s social policy legislation aims to address a problem that weighs on many families — and the teachers and child care... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The September jobs number was a big miss, but Biden sees 'great progress' in rising wages, lower unemployment rate
President Joe Biden said the lukewarm September jobs report represents "great progress" in getting the U.S. economy back on track after... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida to Dock School District Salaries for Requiring Masks Florida to Dock School District Salaries for Requiring Masks
The Florida State Board of Education has approved plans to deduct an amount equal to a month's pay from school board members in eight counties, including in some of the state's biggest cities.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Florida to dock school district salaries for requiring masks
Florida is set to dock salaries and withhold funding from local school districts that defied Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban on pandemic mask... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life in the present tense
It was the cards I noticed first this morning. Each one neatly placed on the windowsill. Carefully butted up against the thin line of mastic securing glass into frame; they were spaced almost exactly it seemed, but without the benefit of a ruler I couldn’t be sure. They ran in order, Hearts, then Spades, Diamonds and finally Clubs; each suit starting Ace’s low. You were moving slowly, gathering them up into a neat stack and beginning to lay them out again. I watched you for a while before going to the kitchen to make the first of many cups of tea. The kettle boiled, I poured water into two mugs on top of the te...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 7, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Fiction alzheimers short story Source Type: news

“Out of touch speech” shows PM has no idea of the issues affecting ordinary families, says UNISON
Commenting on Boris Johnson’s speech today (Wednesday) to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This out-of-touch speech shows the Prime Minister has no grasp of the very real financial fears keeping people awake at night. “Living costs are spiralling, in part due to labour shortages in key parts of the economy. None of these problems will fix themselves overnight. Consumers are paying the price, with the poorest hit hardest. “The government says employers struggling to r...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 6, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release cost of living pay freeze public sector pay Source Type: news

Patriots release star cornerback Stephon Gilmore in NFL shocker
Both parties could not agree to terms on a restructured contract. Gilmore had a $7 million base salary this season — the final season of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patriots to release Stephon Gilmore, market expected to be robust for former All-Pro cornerback
New England is creating some savings on their salary cap (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: JOHESU Seeks Resolution of Dispute Over Salary Structure
[This Day] The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has said it expects the federal government to resolve once and for all the tortuous issue of adjustment of CONHESS salary structure involving its members. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Improve local government pay offer or face strike action, says UNISON
UNISON is to ballot for industrial action among the 400,000 council and school staff it represents in England, Wales and Northern Ireland over ​what the union says is an “inadequate” pay offer from employers. An overwhelming majority (79%) of UNISON ​members who took part in ​a month-long consultation ​exercise voted to reject the 1.75% offer​. The union says this falls well short of the 10% claim ​put forward for this year ​with GMB and Unite. ​UNISON believes it is not too late for local government employers to think again and improve the increase offered to staff...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 4, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release NJC council and school pay Source Type: news

Emerging health care strategies for employers
Even as COVID-19 cases decline, the pandemic has changed various aspects of how many Texans earn a living, ushering in an era of remote working and virtual team meetings. While encouraging a healthier workforce has long been a priority for employers, the pandemic has sparked a renewed focus for many organizations. Medical care ranks as the second largest expense (behind salaries) for employers. Encouraging a healthier workforce may be vital to helping reduce absenteeism and presenteeism, both of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Dr. Donna O ’Shea Source Type: news

Emerging health care strategies for employers
Even as COVID-19 cases decline, the pandemic has changed various aspects of how many Texans earn a living, ushering in an era of remote working and virtual team meetings. While encouraging a healthier workforce has long been a priority for employers, the pandemic has sparked a renewed focus for many organizations. Medical care ranks as the second largest expense (behind salaries) for employers. Encouraging a healthier workforce may be vital to helping reduce absenteeism and presenteeism, both of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. Donna O ’Shea Source Type: news

Beth Israel-Plymouth union nurses reach deal on new contract
More than 400 union nurses at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth have ratified a three-year contract, with new staffing language and salary increases. Nurses had spent month in discussions over the contract, which expired on Jan. 1 and was extended to July. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Young Migrant Workers Bear Brunt of COVID-19 Pandemic
Research consultants Nandinchimeg Magsar (Mongolia), Sangeet Kayastha (Nepal), Anna Marie Alhambra (Philippines) and Dr Vazirov Jamshed (Tajikistan) briefed a webinar organised by APDA on the impact of COVID-19 on the youth. By Cecilia RussellJohannesburg, Sep 29 2021 (IPS) Most families in the Republic of Tajikistan were affected when economic migrants were caught up in the COVID-19 pandemic abroad, Dr Vazirov Jamshed, research consultant for Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD), told a webinar on the impact of the pandemic on youth. In a predominantly agriculturally driven economy, he s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations #AsiaPacific #Parliamentarians Youth Source Type: news

Take the profiteering out of care sector and pay staff fair wages, says UNISON  
Social care should cease to be a profit-making enterprise that allows companies free rein to exploit staff and the people they look after, says UNISON today (Tuesday). In a speech to Labour conference, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea also criticised Boris Johnson’s failure to provide a proper plan to reform social care and called for a national care service. She said workers should be paid at least the real living wage and there should be a full and independent public inquiry into the government’s handling of the pandemic. “Eighteen months ago, when we went into lockdown...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 28, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release adult social care labour conference Source Type: news

Strengthening Long-Term Services and Supports: The Difference Federal Investment Can Make
A report finds funding to support policies related to home- and community-based services eligibility, caregiver wages, and services could drastically improve the lives of people in need. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 27, 2021 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Feder J Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Health Care Quality and Value Source Type: news

' Every Day Is Frightening': Working For Walmart Amid Covid
As offices debate the merits and logistics of reopening, a parallel sphere of workers like Peter Naughton, a Walmart cashier, seem to inhabit another world. Often their jobs just got really hard. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Colin Tags: Labor and Jobs Coronavirus Reopenings Walmart Stores Inc Wages and Salaries Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Content Type: Personal Profile Baton Rouge (La) 2021 Return to Work Workplace Hazards and Violations Shopping and Retail Source Type: news

In a Year of Change, Young Doc Salaries Remain the Same: Survey In a Year of Change, Young Doc Salaries Remain the Same: Survey
The uncertainty of a global pandemic changed the way many young physicians practiced, but it did not change their compensation, according to new survey results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Polish protesters warn that health care crisis is looming
Doctors, nurses and other health care workers in Poland have been camping out in front of the prime minister’s offices for nearly two weeks to protest working conditions and demand higher wages (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

4 Ways to Keep Health Workers Safe
This article was originally published on Devex.com on September 21, 2021 as part of the Building Back Health series on how we can build back health systems that are more effective, equitable, and preventive. You can read the original posthere. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - September 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 UN General Assembly Health Workers Source Type: news

Not-so-happy Disney employees sue company for better pay
(Natural News) Employees at the so-called “happiest place on Earth” are unhappy because of The Walt Disney Company’s refusal to pay living wages. Thus, more than 25,000 Disney cast members sued the company in 2019 demanding better compensation. The plaintiffs allege that Disney must pay employees higher salaries given that it receives taxpayer subsidies. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Heart seeks Information Specialist (Maternity cover)
UCL Department / Division: Institute of Health InformaticsLocation of position:LondonGrade:7Hours:Job ShareHours per week (%FTE): 29.2 hours per week (80%FTE)Salary(inclusive of London allowance): £36,770 - £44,388 per annumSalary pro-rata for part time vacanciesDuties and ResponsibilitiesThe Institute of Health Informatics (IHI) was established in August 2014 as part of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences (FPHS) within the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS).At the UCL Institute of Health Informatics, we work to develop and evaluate data collecting systems and utilise the data produced. Centra...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

‘ We ’ ve been stabbed in the back by Boris Johnson ’
Pay dominated the second day of UNISON’s virtual health conference, with delegates discussing the crisis now facing members’ finances. Conference heard of the huge number of health workers earning below the living wage, of hardworking colleagues forced to use food banks, of the student nurses who fell behind in their training as they were enlisted to help fight COVID and now without the investment and support to get back on track. Thousands of exhausted NHS staff – including healthcare assistants, ambulance workers and hospital porters – are facing what is predicted to be the worst winter in history...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: News 2021 Virtual Health Conference Source Type: news

Progressive Taxation for Our Times
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 21 2021 (IPS) As developing countries struggle to cope with the pandemic, they risk being set back further by restrictive fiscal policies. These were imposed by rich countries who no longer practice them if they ever did. Instead, the global South urgently needs bold policies to ensure adequate relief, recovery and reform. Jomo Kwame SundaramBold fiscal responses needed Governments must mobilise and deploy resources sustainably and fairly, consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With rich countries’ refusal to help more, adequate government financin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

With $8M investment, this health services company is boosting wages — and adding 2,800 people
The company operates five senior living communities in the Dayton area, including one in Miami Township that opened in August. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

UNISON health members deliver damning verdict on government ’s 3% increase 
Health workers in England – angry that rising costs have already wiped out their recent pay rise – have voted to oppose the government over the 3% increase, says UNISON today (Monday). Publishing the results of a consultation exercise that ran over the summer, UNISON says the overwhelming majority (80%) of health workers are not happy with the pay rise and want to challenge the government. Opposition to the 3% will be the key topic of discussion at UNISON’s virtual health conference, which starts later today. Tens of thousands of exhausted staff – including nurses, healthcare assistan...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release NHS pay rise Source Type: news

The illusion of getting rich while producing nothing - (excellent commentary by Charles Hugh Smith)
(Natural News) By incentivizing speculation and corruption, reducing the rewards for productive work and sucking wages dry with inflation, America has greased the skids to collapse. (Article republished from CharlesHughSmith.Blogspot.com) Of all the mass delusions running rampant in the culture, none is more spectacularly delusional than the conviction that we can all get fabulously rich... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news