Public sector staff still bear the brunt of low pay rises, says UNISON

Responding to government figures released today (Wednesday) that show average earnings have increased by 2.2%, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Public sector staff have certainly not seen their earnings increase in many years.

“Instead, their pay keeps falling behind inflation meaning nurses, care workers and town hall staff are suffering real financial hardship. It’s time ministers looked again at their pay policy and gave public sector employees a decent pay rise.”

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– The Office for National Statistics release on Labour market statistics can be found here.

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