Commenting on West Dorset MP Oliver Letwin’s statement that now is the time for the Government to “ease up” on public spending cuts and consider tax rises, UNISON South West regional secretary Joanne Kaye said:
“Any support is welcome for hard-pressed public service workers, but Mr Letwin’s admission that his Government has got it wrong for seven years is too little too late.
“People can see the results of his record of voting for under-investment in public services: longer waiting lists, bigger school classes, and less safe communities.
“If Mr Letwin is serious about backing our vital public services then he ought to get behind UNISON’s campaign to end the public sector pay cap. Warm words don’t make up for squeezed wages nor run down services.”