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Public Sector Pay Rise Would Be Huge GMB Victory

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Real pay rises are long overdue for public sector workers, but devil will be in the detail says union.

Rehana Azam, GMB National Secretary for Public Services, said:

“Public sector pay cuts were always a political choice.

"Theresa May has been forced into this position because of her reduced majority, but the GMB won’t stop campaigning until public sector workers have had a proper pay rise.

“The devil will be in the detail – all public sector workers must now receive an above inflation pay rise, including those not covered by a Pay Review Body such as council workers, school support staff and police staff.

“This is one Theresa May U-turn we welcome, but our members won’t take the Government’s word for it.

"Public sector workers have lost out on thousands over the last seven years, now they need proper pay rises to make up for the damage that’s been done.”


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Rehana Azam available for interviews – call 07841 181656

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