Public Sector Pay, Workforce Planning and Austerity

Thursday 19 May at 2.00pm.

About this event

After ten years of austerity and pay restraint in the public sector, we arrive at a Covid pandemic, more austerity and a cost-of-living crisis. How will the Government respond to upward pay pressures in response to rising inflation? We already have deepening staffing problems in the NHS and in teaching. The government is under pressure to produce a long-term workforce plan for the NHS. Our expert speakers will address these issues, assess the questions raised by government policy on pay and look at what is happening to recruitment and retention. Our three trade union speakers are all involved in negotiating on pay and conditions in different parts of the public sector. Each will look at possible outcomes for pay and long-term recruitment in 2022/23.

Our speakers:

Ken Mulkearn, Director, Incomes Data Research

Pay developments in the public and private sectors 2020 to 2022: Government policy and the impact of rising inflation.

Nicola Allison, Remuneration adviser to the Office of Manpower economics

Pay developments in the Pay Review Body world, evidence-based research, addressing recruitment and retention issues.

David Powell, Lead officer, Pay Policy and Negotiations for the National Education Union.

The impact of government policies on teachers’ pay and conditions.

Helga Pile, Deputy head of health for Unison

The impact of Government policy on the NHS -Pay and staff shortages in the NHS.

Garry Graham, Deputy general secretary of Prospect, the Civil Service Union for Professionals and Manager.

Government policy on civil service pay and outcomes of negotiations


Please note this event is hybrid and will be held at the university of Greenwich and on Zoom. Full details will be shared via email to ticket holders.