Ministers must do much more to support the hard-up as inflation hits another high, says UNISON

Boost to public sector wages and benefits are a must

Responding to the release of the latest inflation figures today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“For millions of low-paid workers, the struggle gets worse with every passing month. With prices surging and wages slumping, many households don’t have enough cash to cover the basics.

“Ministers can’t continue to sit on the sidelines and do nothing. Hard-up families on stretched budgets need emergency support. Boosting benefits and lifting public sector wages above rising costs are a must if families are to have any hope.

“Proper pay rises will ease financial hardship, protect essential services and put money back into forgotten local communities.”