Commenting on the latest inflation figures, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said:
“With inflation much higher than wages, nurses, teaching assistants and care staff are getting poorer.
“The government’s harsh approach to public sector pay is completely out of step with the public mood.
“Every day the pay cap stays, public sector employees are leaving for better paid jobs elsewhere. And it gets that bit harder for the NHS, police forces, schools and town halls to recruit new staff.
“The Chancellor should show he understands the financial struggles of millions of families and end the pay cap now.”