UNISON comments on latest inflation figures

The government needs to take action in next week’s budget

Commenting today (Tuesday) on the latest rise in the Retail Price Index, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“With inflation now at 4%, there will be even more financial pressure on workers in the public sector whose pay has been cut for seven years.

“The government needs to take action in next week’s budget, ensure the pay cap is lifted and give public service employees a decent wage rise.”

Notes for editors:
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation remained at 3% last month, unchanged from a five-year high in September. The Retail Price Index reached 4% last month, up from 3.9% in September.

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