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Public sector workers

Volume 636: debated on Monday 26 February 2018

The petition of residents of the United Kingdom,

Declares that public sector services such as the NHS are running out of people resources and good will; further that the years of frozen pay, followed by a 1% pay rise-reluctantly given by this Government three years ago and initially tied with restrictions, is an insult; further that there is a rise of public sector workers having to turn to foodbanks due to the Government’s policies; and further that many are leaving their jobs as they cannot afford to live on their pay.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to recognise the worth of public sector workers and recognise the financial losses that have been incurred.

And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Sandy Martin.]