Commenting on the news of pay awards for police and prison officers today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s a tiny step in the right direction but not nearly enough.
“For seven long years the government’s harsh pay cap has been hurting public sector workers, their families and the services they provide.
“There must be no selective lifting of the cap. No one part of the public sector is any more deserving than the rest. With inflation on the rise, the cap must go for everyone and it must go now.”
Notes to editors:
UNISON has just launched a Parliamentary petition urging the government to scrap the pay cap, it can be signed here.
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