Time for MPs to stand up for public sector workers, says UNISON

Responding to the Labour Party’s move to force a vote to end the one per cent public sector pay cap, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Quite rightly, politicians of all parties have praised the efforts of public sector workers over the past few months.

“This vote gives MPs a chance to show they really mean what they’ve said.

“Public sector pay has fallen behind in the last seven years and this has caused real hardship for workers and their families. It’s also made it more difficult to recruit and retain staff in key public services.

“UNISON is committed to working with MPs from all parties to smash the public sector pay cap.”

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