Category Archives: Pay

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Manufacturers want to bring it on home; but labour costs are still the key

Offshoring manufacturing work isn’t the no brainer it once was but age old labour cost constrains to home production still apply, according to the latest data extracted from the Manufacturing Advisory Service’s (MAS’s) Barometer  survey. According to the survey’s respondents, … Continue reading

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Emtex calls for world standard conditions in textile factories

Against the background of reports that 200 Bangladesh clothing factories have stopped production with 10,000 workers taking to the streets demanding higher pay, the East Midlands Textiles Association (Emtex) has called for the establishment of a world standard for the … Continue reading

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Pay rises resume for manufacturing workers

A third of the UK’s smaller manufacturing businesses surveyed by the Close Brothers Business Barometer have rewarded their staff with pay rises over the last 12 months. Among them, almost two thirds said that the increases were in line with … Continue reading

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Manufacturing pay remains stable in face of flat economy – EEF/JAM survey

Manufacturing pay is proving to be as flat as Britain’s economic performance, according to the latest survey on pay data from the manufacturers’ organisation EEF and JAM Recruitment. The survey shows that the average settlement level for the three months … Continue reading

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Manufacturers welcome new minimum wage

Manufacturers have welcomed news that the national minimum wage is to increase by 12p to £6.31 an hour. Commenting on the increase, EEF’s Head of Employment Policy Tim Thomas said the announcement struck “a delicate balance between the need for … Continue reading

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Apprentices more employable than graduates says survey

An Apprenticeship makes a young person ‘more employable’ than those with other qualifications – including a degree, a new Government Survey has found. The research, conducted by ICM Research, showed apprentices were rated head and shoulders above their peers by … Continue reading

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