Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Caps off to Miserly May and the Confrontational Conservatives

I welcome the decision on a pay rise for police and prison officers. They needed action to address the gap between pay and inflation. We should not be divided; it is not the fault of those workers that this change in policy only helps a small percentage of the public sector workforce.

There are two reasons that the government has acted on this; pressure from the police federation and the prison officers association and perhaps more importantly, public opinion, which has turned in favour of people who deliver public services and against a miserly and confrontational government.

It's a step in the right direction.

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