Friday, 24 April 2015

Clive Jones Lib Dem candidate for Wokingham says, No more pay cuts for nurses, teachers & police in Wokingham

Public sector workers in Wokingham deserve to feel the benefits of the economic recovery by receiving pay increases by at least the rate of inflation, Liberal Democrat Clive Jones said.
Liberal Democrats in government will ensure employees in the public sector are no longer subject to real term cuts in their pay.
This will guarantee an increase in pay to one in 8 workers (5600) in the Wokingham constituency.
That’s a minimum pay rise over the next two years of:
  • £350 for a nurse [at our nearest hospital] on £25,000
  • £420 for a police officer [in our local constabulary] on £30,000
  • And nearly £500 for a teacher [at one of our local schools] on £35,000
Liberal Democrat Clive Jones said: “Public sector workers in Wokingham have made enough sacrifices. You have done your bit to help get the country back on track.
“That’s why the Liberal Democrats believe it is time to end the era of pay restraint.
“Under our plans, we will give all public sector workers – from teachers and nurses to social workers and police officers – in Wokingham pay rises which at least keep pace with the cost of living every year.
“No more pay freezes or below inflation pay rises. We can do this because with the Liberal Democrats, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
“If you are a public sector worker worried Tory cuts threaten your job, or Labour’s refusal to deal with the deficit means another year of pay cuts, then only a vote for Lib Dem will guarantee you a fair pay deal.”
Our balanced approach to the economy – tackling the deficit but doing it fairly – means the Liberal Democrats are the only party that can make this commitment for the next parliament.
The Tories’ ideological cuts to public spending and Labour’s failure to tackle the deficit means both parties will have to make further cuts to real terms pay. Liberal Democrats believe that now is the time to share this prosperity.