Public sector workers face hardship from pay restraint, says UNISON

Commenting on the Resolution Foundation report on public sector pay released today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “After years of harsh pay restraint, those delivering our public services are facing yet more financial hardship.

“School staff, nurses and council workers are struggling to make ends meet.

“If ministers don’t reverse their damaging policy of zero or one per cent rises it will be harder to recruit new staff or keep those with experience.”

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