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Chancellor must deliver public sector pay rise and cost of living help, says UNISON

The chancellor must use tomorrow’s spring statement to signal a significant rise in public sector workers’ pay or essential services across the UK could come to a standstill, says UNISON today (Tuesday).

Nothing for worn-out NHS staff who’ve kept us safe in the pandemic

Unions representing NHS staff across the UK say the chancellor has let down hard-working health workers by failing to announce a pay rise for them in the Budget. UNISON head of health Sara Gorton, who also chairs the NHS group of unions, said: “The chancellor had a golden opportunity to show the government values exhausted […]

Hitting wages of key workers would be ‘worst possible’ blow to economy

Government plans to hold down public-sector pay will cause a £142m blow to the South West’s economy, a TUC analysis shows today. A total of £1.3bn will be cut from keyworker pay settlements in England this year, after the chancellor announced the squeeze in November 2020, causing a forecast £1.7bn hit to England’s economy between […]