Working people cannot afford another pay squeeze, says TUC

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Tuesday 14 February 2017: For immediate release

Working people cannot afford another pay squeeze, says TUC

Commenting on the latest inflation figures published by the Office for National Statistics today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rising to 1.8% in February – the highest since June 2014 – TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“The last thing working people need is another pay squeeze. But prices are shooting up and real wage growth is stalling.

“Next month’s Budget must set out a clear plan for preventing another living standards crisis – families still haven’t recovered from the last one.

“This should include ending the current pay restrictions on nurses, teachers and other public servants."

ENDS

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