The Chancellor is “completely out of touch” on pay, says UNISON

Commenting on the Chancellor’s comments today (Sunday) on public sector pay, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said:

“The Chancellor’s remarks show he is completely out of touch. After seven years of a punishing pay cap, all public sector employees need a pay rise.

“The care worker hurrying from house to house doesn’t feel overpaid, nor does the hospital cleaner working round the clock, or the teaching assistant going the extra mile for the children she supports.

“They are all low paid, all vital, and all in need of a pay rise now. The Chancellor’s remarks are nothing short of offensive.

“The Conservatives saw the cost of attacking public services in last month’s election. But far from learning their lessons, they now risk repeating them – and adding insult to injury.”

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