23 Jul PUBLIC SECTOR PAY
KAMRAN’S VIEW ON PUBLIC SECTOR PAY
The Chancellor in his budget has refused to lift the public sector pay freeze, resulting in workers including teachers and police officers £3,000 worse off by 2020.
According to research by Liberal Democrats on OBR figures, a newly qualified teacher on £22,970 will be £3,032 worse off by 2020 because of the public sector pay freeze and a newly trained police officer on £22,962 will be £3,031 worse off by 2020.
It is outrageous that the Chancellor has asked our dedicated public-sector workers to accept another pay cut.
Aside from his half-hearted offer to nurses, which is by no means guaranteed, our teachers, soldiers and police will see their pay cut yet again.
They are working long hours and are often put under immense pressure, and this is how ministers thank them for it.
It is no wonder that we are seeing dedicated teachers, social workers, and other public servants leaving the professions they love.
They are being completely undervalued and morale is at rock-bottom. The Liberal Democrats will not stop fighting to lift this damaging and, frankly, insulting cap on public sector pay.