by Tim Lezard There is no end in sight to the public sector pay freeze, says the TUC after a new report shows pay in the private sector wil rise faster over the next four years. Responding to the publication today of two reports by the Institute of Fis …

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There is no end in sight to the public sector pay freeze, says the TUC after a new report shows pay in the private sector wil rise faster over the next four years.

Responding to the publication today of two reports by the Institute of Fiscal Studies, TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The IFS shows just how deep and long the pay squeeze has been for vital public sector staff. Already the NHS is having difficulty recruiting and retaining staff, and morale has hit rock bottom following the government’s rejection of its own Pay Review Body’s recommendation.

“What is worse is that the pay squeeze looks set to go on and on, which will not only make public sector workers suffer further years of cuts in their living standards, but also hit the quality of the services that bind our society together.

“Public sector workers going on strike next week do not understand why they are not being allowed to share in the benefits of the recovery, when there is cash available for tax cuts for the rich.”


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