Government must scrap the pay cap says UNISON, as survey shows public service employees are struggling

branch-squareStaff providing public services are being forced to cut back on groceries,borrow money from friends or family, and even go without meals to feed their children because the government has capped their pay, according to a survey from UNISON.

The survey is released to coincide with the first day of UNISON's national conference in Brighton. Dave Prentis, General secretary, will call upon the government to lift the pay cap, and undo the damage its pay policies are causing.

The research is based on responses from more than 6,500 employees including paramedics, teaching assistants, council workers and police staff across the UK. The survey highlights how years of wage restraint have left many struggling through to the next pay day.

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