NJC trade unions present pay claim to local government employers
Facing 10 years of pay cuts in real terms, our vital public sector workers — nurses, midwives and refuse collectors — have had an average of £9,000 pinched from their pay packets since 2010. And they face losing £4,000 more in the next three years.
Since 2010 public sector workers' wages have been frozen, or have increased below inflation, which means their cost of living is rising faster than their pay, leaving them out of pocket.
The average public sector worker has lost £8,953 in real terms since 2010, and with the Government planning to pursue this pay freeze policy until 2020 they stand to lose £4,073 more (a total of just over £13,000!).
This year we're campaigning to end the public sector pay pinch.
The financial crash wasn’t caused by teaching assistants, council officers or hospital porters. And it’s outrageous that they are still expected to pay the price for the banking crisis over a decade later.
What’s more, real terms cuts to public sector pay aren’t just failing our members. They’re failing everyone who relies on our vital public services.
The UK’s public services keep the country on the road. Public sector workers already do more than anyone could reasonably ask.
That’s why GMB stands with them, and it is why we will not rest until we have secured the decent pay deals our members need and deserve.
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