Throughout the pandemic, council and schools staff have worked hard to maintain our local services. Not long ago, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has been keen to praise public sector workers and clap for key workers. Joint unions submitted a 10% pay claim in February, but there has been widespread dismay at the response, a dismal pay offer of just 1.5%.
It doesn’t help that Boris Johnson’s government has failed to ensure that local councils have the funding needed to cover the covid response or to tackle long standing issues on pay.
Please contact your local MP and tell them why they should say that council and school workers deserve more than a 1.5% pay rise.