Public-sector pay freeze is 'necessary to save jobs.'

Phillips, Lucy
July 2009
People Management;7/16/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 15, p8
The article reports on the support of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) on a call by Steve Bundred, the head of the British Audit Commission, that pay should be frozen for all public-sector workers, including those in health and education. According to John Philpott, CIPD chief economist and public policy director, the pay freeze would be needed to curtail job losses. Philpott said that if cuts fell more on jobs than pay, the impact on human resources (HR) would be more severe.


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