Thursday, May 16, 2013

Public sector pay gravy train gets rolling again: Pay freeze for private firms continues as state wages rise

Workers in the private sector have seen no increase in pay in the last year, new figures show.

A headline 0.4 per cent rise in total has been entirely fuelled by increases for public sector staff, the Office for National Statistics said.

Even these modest rises in pay have been hugely outstripped by increases in the cost of living, leaving millions worse off in real terms.