In a packed Westminster Hall MPs called on the Government to scrap the 1% cap on public sector workers and for public sector workers to be paid properly for the hard work they do. I attended the debate and raised the contribution the Council workforce have made to help meet the budget shortfall as a consequence of the Government's austerity agenda.Read more
As the Chancellor gets to his feet today to announce the Budget, I have joined with Cllr Carol Clement-Williams, Cabinet Member for Finance at Neath Port Talbot Council, and Mark Fisher, Chair NPT Unison, to call on Philip Hammond to drop the Government's austerity policies, ensure local government is funded properly and that public sector workers get the pay they deserve.
You can read our article, published in the South Wales Evening Post, below.Read more
There was standing room only at the Unison arranged STOPS campaign Q&A with staff from Neath Port Talbot Council. The Council has faced years of slashed budgets and staff were able to tell their elected representatives how this has impacted on them and the services they provide.Read more
I fully support the Unison’s Pay Up Now campaign for a pay rise for public sector workers. Its time for UK Government to lift public sector pay cap and I have written to the Prime Minister calling on her to abandon the cap.
Public sector workers carry out vital work delivering the services we all rely on and need to be paid properly for the hard work they do.
Since the cap was introduced government debt has increased to £1.7trillion. The Government cannot go on attempting to balance the budget off the backs of public sector workers.