Sunak mulls public sector pay freeze for millions

21 Novembre, 2020, 23:39 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • UK finance minister Rishi Sunak said 'Infrastructure investment will be a key driver for the UK to build back better and greener from the pandemic.' — Pool pic via Reuters

THE government is facing the threat of industrial action if it attempts to freeze the wages of millions of public sector workers, unions warned today.

25 spending review will set how much money government departments have to spend over the next year.

Pay increases will still be applied in the NHS, Sunak is expetced to announce, to reflect the efforts made by health workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ministers have previously said the rises would have to be funded from planned increases to school budgets over the next three years.

There are about 5.5 million public-sector workers, representing around 17 per cent of all workers in Britain.

In July, nearly 900,000 public sector workers were given an above-inflation pay rise - including doctors and teachers - due to their "vital contribution" during the pandemic.

Public sector debt reached a record high of £2.08trn at the end of October, and Government borrowing swelled to £22.3bn.

Millions of public sector workers in England could face a pay freeze next year, according to the BBC.

"If Rishi Sunak fails to pay public-sector workers properly, there will be widespread anger and industrial action can not be ruled out". This is a con job.

The Treasury would not comment on the public sector pay reports.

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That argument was backed by a new report by the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) which said private sector workers had suffered far more from the economic impact of the disease.

"This is a predictable attempt at divide and rule in the middle of a pandemic".

In July, 900,000 public sector workers, including doctors, teachers and police officers, were given an above-inflation pay rise of between two and 3.1 per cent to thank them for their contribution during the pandemic.

"So should the delivery drivers for big supermarkets. Working people must not bear the burden of the crisis".

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis said a pay cap would be a "cruel body blow" to NHS staff not on the frontline. "The government must do what's right next week and announce the wage rise all staff have more than earned. Geraldo may be on to something", he added. - Tim O'Brien (@TimOBrien) November 21, 2020CNN host Don Lemon took a more direct punch at Rivera, laughing at the supposed "Trump whisperer" for suggesting "something that might make this snowflake of a president feel better."It's pretty pathetic, even ["Fox & Friends" co-host] Steve Doocy had to laugh out loud at it", Lemon said.Rivera argued during "Fox & Friends" that naming the COVID-19 vaccine "the Trump" would be "a nice gesture to him and years from now it would become kind of a generic name."'Have you got your Trump yet?' 'I got my Trump, I'm fine.' I wish we could honor him in that way", Rivera said, noting that the name could help mend divisiveness across the country and smooth the path for Trump to concede the 2020 election.

"This is just not on".

"Key workers across all public services remain at the heart of the fight against Covid", he said.

Prospect general secretary Mike Clancy said a further pay freeze would be "seen as an insult and have a devastating impact".

"The government needs to rethink".

Labour's shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds called the plans "irresponsible" and warned it would leave people anxious about making ends meet.



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