Department for work and pensions group

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The DWP group campaigns hard for members and works tirelessly to improve the pay, terms and conditions and job security through our negotiations with DWP management, ministers and the government.

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Ramadan 2018

11 May 2018

Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims have to fast from dawn till dusk.  Muslims see Ramadan as the holiest month of the Islamic year. This year Ramadan is expected to start in the UK on 15 May 2018 and finish 14 June 2018.

Ex Local Authority Fraud staff and Pay

10 May 2018

Between 2014 and 2019 several hundred local authority (LA) staff were transferred into DWP. This transfer was done under the auspices of the Cabinet Office Statement of Practice (COSOP) that allows for staff in the public sector to be transferred from one public sector employer to another. COSOP prescribes that such transfers follow the principles of TUPE that protect the contractual terms and conditions of the staff being transferred.

Update Your Diversity Details on SOP

10 May 2018

The Department published its Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan and Intent during 2017 which fed into a Cabinet Office publication ‘A Brilliant Civil Service’. This sets out its aim to become the most inclusive employer in the UK by 2020. The DWP document also set out its priorities for 2017-18 and 2018-19 which outlines the intent of increasing representation in the Senior Civil Service of employees from diverse and differing socio-economic backgrounds  

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