Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) inflation figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which show inflation continuing to outpace wage growth, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“Inflation is still outpacing wages and working people’s living standards are falling fast. The government can’t keep on standing by and doing nothing. A plan to boost wages is urgently needed.
“Public sector workers must get a proper pay rise. The minimum wage must go up to £10 as quickly as possible. And the Chancellor must boost infrastructure spending in his spring statement – this would help counter the loss of confidence in the economy caused by Brexit uncertainty.”