Responding to the prime minister’s announcement on the pay review bodies recommendations Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said:

“By accepting the PRB recommendations and then not funding them the government is putting its departments between a rock and hard place. They now have to choose between paying workers a half-decent salary or cutting services in already underfunded public services.

“If the Government wanted to, it could well afford to pay public sector workers properly, while maintaining and indeed improving funding for schools and hospitals. It could start by looking at the money made by profiteering companies that have been driving up inflation.”


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Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.