Fares Akram, Associated Press Updated 8:32 am PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 A masked protester waves his national flag near the fence of Gaza Strip border with Israel during a protest east of Gaza City, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Gaza's Hamas rulers said Friday that deadly protests along Gaza-Israel perimeter fence have achieved some goals; $15 million from Qatar to help pay the salaries of civil servants. less A masked protester waves his national flag near the fence of Gaza Strip border with Israel during a protest east of Gaza City, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Gaza's Hamas rulers said Friday that deadly protests along ... more Photo: Adel Hana, AP A masked protester chants while others burn tires and waving their national flags near the fence of Gaza Strip border with Israel during a protest east of Gaza City, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Gaza's Hamas rulers said Friday that deadly protests along Gaza-Israel perimeter … [Read more...] about Hamas gets funds from Qatar to pay civil servants’ salaries
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In today's world, it's not hard to find yourself being recorded. With an explosion in security cameras and recording devices in virtually every pocket, private moments may not be so private after all. What transpires on those recordings can tell us a lot. In this installment of Reporter's Notebook, "CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson examines the good, the bad and the ugly of secretly recorded behavior – from parking lots to the West Wing. One test of a person's character is if they do the right thing when they don't think anybody's looking. This week, a grand jury report showed that the Catholic Church of Pennsylvania failed that test. White House staffers were facing that test daily, as recordings were released by a former top Trump official, Omarosa Manigault Newman. Weeks ago, the president's former lawyer Michael Cohen released a recording showing candidate Donald Trump talking about hush money payments to an alleged mistress that President Trump had said he knew … [Read more...] about Will public servants do the right thing when no one’s watching?
Around one million public service workers will get their biggest pay rise in a decade, the government has announced. Soldiers, police officers and doctors all stand to benefit - but most will see their salaries rise under the rate of inflation, measured at 2.4% under the Consumer Price Index (CPI).Armed forces personell will get a 2% increase with a one-off payment this September of 0.9%.Prison officers will get the same rise with an additional cash boost worth 0.75% of their saliaries.Medics, including junior doctors and GPs, and police officers will also get a 2% increase.Most teachers' annual earnings will rise by 3.5%, with those on the upper pay range and in leadership positions getting a 2% increase and 1.5% respectively.Labour said that an average 2% rise would still equate to a "real terms pay cut".Peter Dowd, the party's shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, claimed: "The lack of new funding for departments also means pay rises will have to come at the cost of other … [Read more...] about Public sector pay cap scrapped, but most salary increases below inflation
AROUND 1million workers will get a pay hike as the Government today announces new public-sector salary rates. Ministers have lifted the 1 per cent cap on pay increases, meaning most employees are getting an above-inflation boost. Some workers will see a pay rise of as much as 3.5 per cent after years of squeezed salaries in the public sector. The Treasury said that the increases - first revealed by The Sun last night - would come from within existing budgets rather than imposing tax hikes or more borrowing. But Labour's Peter Dowd said: “The Government’s offer fails to compensate workers for the huge losses in income they have faced under the Tories’ brutal pay restraint policy. “The lack of new funding for departments also means pay rises will have to come at the cost of other services, pitting hard-working public servants against those they are working with.” With inflation currently standing at 2.3 per cent, some public-sector workers will still see … [Read more...] about Pay rise for 1million workers as Government announces public-sector salary hike – find out how much you could get
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByDana Goldstein and Ben Casselman May 31, 2018 After shutting down schools and shaking up politics in six states, teachers are looking to the ballot box in their campaign for better pay and increased school funding. And their demands are meeting with widespread public support. A survey conducted in early May for The New York Times by the online polling firm SurveyMonkey found that nearly three in four adults — 71 percent — considered teacher pay too low, while just 6 percent felt it was too high. And two-thirds said they supported increasing the salaries of public-school teachers even if it meant raising taxes. Backing for teachers cut across demographic, regional and partisan lines. Even a majority of Republicans — 56 percent — said they would favor raising taxes to increase … [Read more...] about Teachers Find Public Support as Pay Campaign Goes to Voters