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Pay Fair: Why regional pay doesn't add up

We all want to see fair pay for the nurses, teachers and others who work hard to deliver good public services.

But on top of pay freezes, the government now wants to change the way pay is set in the public sector.

Instead of a fair, transparent national system, they want local or regional pay that would mean different rates for people doing exactly the same jobs, just because of where they live.

We'll be updating these pages as the campaign progresses, so subscribe to us by RSS, email or Twitter and check back for more as it is added.

Commenting on today’s public sector pay announcements, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady, said: “It is ‘national destroy public sector morale day’ today as the government announces a further cut in the living standards of public sector workers, despite the economic recovery. “NHS staff have been singled out for particularly harsh...
13 March 2014
Commenting on figures published today (Monday) by the Office for National Statistics on the differences between public and private sector pay, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
10 March 2014
Commenting on figures published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which show that pay growth in the public sector has fallen to 0.1 per cent, a 3.8 per cent real terms pay cut since last year, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
16 October 2013
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady today (Wednesday) called on the Chancellor to call time on austerity, warned that the US-EU trade deal could “open up public services to privatisation on an unprecedented scale” and set out the case for a living wage.
19 June 2013
In his 2011 Autumn Statement George Osborne made the case for introducing ‘market-facing' pay into the public sector. Breaking up fair, transparent national pay arrangements would result in local or regional pay. This would mean different rates for people with the same skill, same experience and doing exactly the same...
29 November 2012
Since the Government announced its intention to consider regional and localised public sector pay arrangements, there has been extensive coverage of its implications
16 October 2012
Government plans for postcode pay in the public sector are unfair and would be bad for NHS patients and schoolchildren in poorer areas, according to polling published by the TUC today (Tuesday).
25 September 2012
As the debate over regional and local pay has developed there has been more and more evidence and arguments as to why the government should not proceed with the idea. Here is our new two page summary to download and share with campaigners, activists and MPs in the weeks ahead.
21 September 2012
Every day we will be listing MPs from each region who have spoken out against regional pay. If your MP is opposed to regional pay and is not on this list then please email and we will ensure they are added to the Hall of Fame.
19 September 2012
Commenting on research on public sector pay and pensions published today (Tuesday) by Policy Exchange, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “This is fantasy politics based on flawed research and wholly driven by ideology.
04 September 2012