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It’s time to lift the public sector pay cap—and we won’t accept cherry picking

It's not just police officers who deserve better

By Frances O'Grady  

O'Grady at the TUC conference in Brighton on Monday. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/PA Images

Nurses, fire-fighters, midwives and many other hardworking public sector servants have sent the prime minister a powerful message this week. The annual Trade Union Congress has voted to demand an end to seven long years of Conservative-led governments holding down their pay.

Britain’s five million public servants have each lost on average £3,000 from the value of their annual pay since 2010. The public sector pay cap has pushed some nurses into food banks to get…

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