Nearly £14m was spent by the Welsh NHS on temporary doctors to plug gaps in pressurised A&E departments last year, new figures have revealed. Health boards across Wales spent £13.6m on agency, bank and locum doctors to cover shifts in emergency units in 2016. And at one Welsh hospital, Withybush General in Haverfordwest , half of all cover in emergency units was provided by agency staff during four consecutive months in 2016.
The big reason that having children, and even marrying in the first place, hurts women’s pay relative to men’s is that the division of labour at home is still unequal, even when both spouses work full time. That’s especially true for college-educated women in high-earning occupations: Children are particularly damaging to their careers. So what changes? The answer can be found by looking at when the pay gap widens most sharply.
Survey asks tough questions about preparing for the future of work after the robot revolution. We don’t know how quickly machines will displace people’s jobs, or how many they’ll take, but we know it’s happening — not just to factory workers but also to money managers, dermatologists and retail workers. The logical response seems to be to educate people differently, so they’re prepared to work alongside the robots or do the jobs that machines can’t.