Future Looking Bleak For Public Sector Workers According To Union

The Vocalink Take Home Pay Index has increased in August to 1.3%, up from 0.8% in the previous month. However, the increase is still some way short of the year to date cost of living increase of 3.1%. The annual average growth in take home pay has dipped by 66% on 2009. The public sector is expected to fare worse than any other sector with large scale cutbacks and pay freezes outlined in the Chancellor’s recent budget.

The Public Service Union’s General Secretary, Dave Prentis commented “Public sector workers face a further 2 year pay freeze which will cause untold hardship to working families. Unless this Government starts to think about the damage that a pay freeze will cause, we will see more hard working people losing their homes and falling into impossible levels of debt”.

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