Ministers must stop public sector worker wages falling so far behind, says UNISON

Staff shouldn’t have to leave jobs to get decent pay

Responding to new Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures for average wages published today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“Seeing wages rises well below inflation will be chilling for millions of people already struggling with soaring prices and bills.

“It’s even more troubling for public service workers who’ve had little or nothing extra in their wage packets.

“Council and school staff had to make do with an increase less than half the average pay rise. NHS workers too are being offered far below what they need.

“With food, energy and tax rising, ministers must find the money to ensure those in the public sector are rewarded fairly and don’t have to leave the jobs they love to get decent pay.”

Notes to editors
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.