Public Sector Receives No Pay Rise For Three Years

1 Oct 2012

GMB commented on the speech by Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor at the Labour Party conference.


Ed Balls should have been more ruthless about closing the tax loopholes which takes billions per year out of the UK Exchequer and PFI contracts which created assets worth £55 billion are set to cost the taxpayer £320 billion says GMB.


GMB General Secretary Paul Kenny said “Public sector workers have not had a pay rise for 3 years while inflation has been high.  What they have had to do is to pick up the work of the 250,000 public sector jobs that have gone for no additional pay. The out of touch elite decision makers are wrong. This is a time when public and private sector workers know that next year the multi millionaire elite will be getting a boost to their income of £40,000 a year because of Tory tax cuts for the wealthy. 

Ed should have been more ruthless about closing the tax loopholes which tax billions per year out of the UK Exchequer.  PFI contracts which created assets worth £55 billion are set to cost the taxpayer £320 billion. Government spending public money in the wrong way and the Tories are about to repeat the PFI waste. Public and private sector workers did not made the bankers recession.  They should not be made to pay for it. “