News / UK and world by Press Association January 30, 2019, 4:59 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Thousands of nurses have taken part in a nationwide strike over pay and conditions for the first time in 20 years. More than 30,000 nurses from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) took to picket lines in freezing conditions outside hospitals across the country on Wednesday after talks aimed at resolving the issue failed. Nurses are calling for a pay increase of about 12% and for the Health Service Executive (HSE) to take steps to deal with recruitment and retention issues. But the Government has said it is not in the position to borrow hundreds of million of euro to fund pay increases for nurses. The INMO has scheduled five more 24-hour stoppages, while the Psychiatric Nurses Association is due to initiate an overtime ban on Thursday. The HSE said thousands of people have had appointments or services cancelled due to the strike. Those … [Read more...] about Nurses calling for better pay and conditions in first strike in 20 years
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Brexit was “the right decision because it gives us freedom to decide our own laws”, Liz Truss says today. The Chief Secretary also forecast on today's Chopper's Brexit Podcast that like the concerns about Brexit would fade just as the nuclear weapons debate in the 1980s “The world will move on. I am sure that in 20 years’ time we will not be talking about something else.” Speaking to a group of politics students Ms Truss also urged more people to study maths to A Level saying it is a “core life-skill” and maths students get paid more in adulthood. “It is the only A-Level subject we definitely know you will earn more. It does have huge value. The earnings premium is higher for girls than for boys.”... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access … [Read more...] about Chopper’s Brexit Podcast teenagers’ special: Liz Truss says Britons will not be talking about Brexit in 20 years
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | Albany Lawmakers May Get Their First Raise in 20 Years. Do They Deserve One? Supported by A special committee has recommended a $50,000 raise by 2021, coupled with a cap on outside income. ByJesse McKinley Dec. 9, 2018 Considering Albany’s rotten reputation, the idea of giving New York’s 213 elected lawmakers a raise is a tough sell. On Thursday, they took a giant step toward that goal when a four-person commission get a hefty raise: a $30,500 hike next year, bringing their base pay to $110,000. Two more raises of $10,000 per year will follow in 2020 and 2021. Albany’s elected officials currently make $79,500 a year, before various perks and stipends, a salary that hasn’t budged in nearly 20 years, when Gov. George E. Pataki approved a salary hike in exchange for the creation … [Read more...] about Albany Lawmakers May Get Their First Raise in 20 Years. Do They Deserve One?
By Kenneth Lovett ALBANY — State lawmakers will see their first pay raises in two decades, but they will also be forced to restrict their outside income and eliminate most legislative stipends. The raises and conditions were enacted Thursday by a commission that was charged with recommending whether lawmakers, who receive a base salary of $79,500, should get their first raises since 1999. Under a muddy resolution approved by the four-member panel, raises for lawmakers would be phased in over three years. Starting Jan. 1, the legislative base salary would jump to $110,000. It would grow to $120,000 in 2020 and $130,000 in 2021. “When you talk about issues of fairness, it is not the right thing to have gone that period of time (without a raise),” said pay panel commissioner Bill Thompson, a former New York City controller. “While people may look at this as part-time employment, it is not. It is a full-time thing. They are required, whether they are in Albany or … [Read more...] about Panel approves first state legislative pay raises in 20 years, but ties them to reforms
Brexit supporters have reiterated their "Leave Means Leave" message at a counter-rally to the "People's Vote" march in central London. Supporters of leaving the EU were addressed by Nigel Farage, and MPs Kate Hoey and Nigel Owen Paterson in a rally that pledged to "rescue Brexit" and express "support for the Brexit Britain voted for".The event, run by Leave Means Leave and thought to be attended by around 1,200 people in Harrogate, has branded the campaign for a second referendum a "losers' vote".It was infiltrated by a number of Remain supporters, however, who were booed out of the auditorium.Mr Farage told Sky News he believed that, in a second referendum, "the damage to trust and faith in our entire democratic system would be enormous"."I'm quite happy to have another referendum in 20 years or so, when we work out exactly what shape's Europe's going to be and how happy we are as an independent nation," he said. The MEP was joined by Labour MP Kate Hoey, who has been heavily … [Read more...] about Farage ‘happy to have another referendum in 20 years’