Unite says workers facing double whammy of rising inflation and falling wages creating an historic cost of living crisis
- Wednesday 13 April 2022
Today’s figures show the highest inflation figures in 30 years. Earlier this week, a report from ONS on pay, showed the greatest fall in the value of real wages since June 2014.
But Unite’s dozens of wins on higher wages shows how workers can fight for a ‘better share of the pie’.
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “The double whammy of soaring inflation and falling wages is creating an historic cost of living crisis for workers. Big business is trying to force workers to pay the price for the pandemic.
"The only way workers can fight for ‘a better share of the pie’ is by building union strength and the power of collective bargaining. It’s not complicated. Unite’s numerous recent wins on wages prove that.”
ONS wages report
See column 6 for real wages fall
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Unite is the leading union in the UK and Ireland, dedicated to defending and improving members' jobs, pay and conditions. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.