Responding to the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “With the highest rate of inflation for five years the government’s pay cap is cutting deep.
“There’s no light at the end of the tunnel for public service workers. Unfunded, below-inflation pay awards are apparently the best the government has to offer.
“All public servants have seen the value of their pay fall year on year. They need a decent pay rise that more than matches the rising cost of living.”
Notes to editors:
– Dave Prentis will be speaking at the TUC’s public sector pay rally in Westminster this evening. The event starts at 7pm
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