For years now, public service workers have seen their pay held back by government in the name of austerity. First a freeze then a cap saw public sector pay rise by just 4.4% between 2010 and 2016 while the cost of living rose by 22%.
Public service workers need a pay rise!
Watch the campaign’s new satirical film ‘Pat on the Back’. It highlights the government’s hypocritical attitude to public servants – commending their dedication and hard work, yet refusing to lift the public sector pay cap. Former Dynasty star Stephanie Beacham takes up the mantel for public services. Share the Facebook film with your friends and help galvanise public opinion against this intransigent government.
There is now real pressure to scrap the 1% cap on public sector wages and UNISON is leading the fight to get public service workers the pay rise they deserve. More and more people are listening and supporting our Pay Up Now! campaign.
Now it’s up to us, in UNISON, to keep that pressure on until we get:
- an end to the pay cap;
- government money made available for an immediate pay rise for all public service workers;
- an end to government interference in bargaining arrangements for all public sector pay.
We can’t miss this opportunity. They won’t pay up if we don’t all speak up. So, please get involved in our campaign and help us win. Together we can do it.
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