Give teachers, nurses and police a pay rise, says Clegg as he insists the era of public sector pay restraint is over

The Mail is reporting that Nick Clegg has called for an end to pay cuts for public sector workers, promising teachers, nurses and police officers more in wages…

The Lib Dem leader said £12billion has been saved through pay restraint in the last five years, but state employees have ‘made enough sacrifices’.

In a pitch designed to win back support among public sector staff, he claimed ‘there is light at the end of the tunnel’ after years of austerity.

Under plans announced today, public sector pay would rise at least in line with inflation next year and the year after, ending the coalition’s pay restraint policy.

It would mean a minimum pay increase of £350 for a nurse on £25,000, an increase of £420 for a police officer on £30,000, and a rise of £490 for a teacher on £35,000 over two years…

Unions demanded a real hike in salary for their members…

 

If you are a teacher or public sector worker, how do you respond to this commitment from Nick Clegg? 

And with inflation now down to zero percent, it doesn’t really add up to much, does it?

 

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Comments

  1. andylutwyche

    SchoolsImprove The stench of desperation wafts past as Clegg announces this. Easy to say Nick, but you’ll never get the chance to do it

  2. andylutwyche

    “cherrylkd: andylutwyche SchoolsImprove has he pushed for this while he’s had power to do so?” Quite

  3. HughdjNicklin

    SchoolsImprove UKIP only a few years left to get the old nurses back to reinstate work of F Nightingale destroyed in 1990s. Pay rise then

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