Councillors accused of “hypocrisy” over increase to allowances

Councillors at Cambridgeshire County Council and East Cambridgeshire District Council have been accused of hypocrisy after awarding themselves an inflation busting pay rise. UNISON regional secretary, Chris Jenkinson, condemned the 25% uplift agreed by councillors last week, saying “Town hall staff will simply not understand it when they hear government ministers calling for wage restraint while […]

“It’s time to remove the pay cap”, regional secretary tells local MP’s

New regional secreatry Chris Jenkinson has wasted no time in calling on MP’s to support UNISON’s demand for an end to the public sector pay cap. In a letter from Chris and regional convenor Becky Tye they called on MP’s in the region to support lifting the public sector pay cap and to give public sector […]

Are you struggling to make ends meet?

BBC2 has commissioned a documentary on the impact of austerity on ‘just about managing’ households. They want to interview people currently working (or who were until recently) and have been hit hard by pay freezes/caps. The programme is being made by Keo Films. It’s a major project filmed sympathetically from the viewpoint of the individuals/families […]

How have years of pay restraint affected you and your family?

UNISON wants to find out how years of pay restraint have affected you and your family. What has been the impact on your day-to-day life and would your finances cope in an emergency? We have compiled a short survey – which should only take about five minutes – to better understand how you are managing financially. Your experiences will feed into our campaigning […]

Britain’s rubbish pay rises: What will YOU be earning in five years?

British workers are stuck in the longest pay squeeze since Victorian times. But with UK real wages failing to keep up with the cost of living, there’s a lot more pain on the horizon.To help you gaze into the future, we’ve built a nifty pay calculator. It will show you what might happen to your […]