date: 18 June 2013
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Responding to the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
'Britain's great wage squeeze shows no sign of abating.
'Forty consecutive months of real wage falls means people have less to spend on the high street, and are why economic green shoots are not being felt across the country.
'Unless growth delivers better jobs and decent pay rises, we could be set for a pretty joyless recovery.'
NOTES TO EDITORS:
- The latest inflation figures are available at www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/cpi/consumer-price-indices/may-2013/stb---consumer-price-indices---may-2013.html
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Issued: 18 June, 2013