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Thursday, 14 June 2012

TUC polling exposes pitfalls of regional pay

It is widely believed that Con Dem plans to introduce regional pay variations in the public sector will have a detrimental impact on the UK's regional economies, according to extensive polling conducted by the TUC.
  TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said ‘This research shows that the government really needs to stop, listen and think again on regional pay. These are plans that could see over two million public sector workers suffering an almost permanent pay freeze. Taking money out of the pockets of hardworking dinner ladies, teachers and nurses will not only increase the financial pressure on already hard-pressed families but in undermining their spending power will hit also local high streets hard’