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Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday) of labour market figures showing pay growth of 3.6%, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: 

Wage growth is still below pre-crisis levels. Today’s figures are little consolation for workers still feeling the effects of the longest pay squeeze for 200 years.

Working people are facing huge uncertainty. With the Bank of England expecting growth to flatline, the government must act to support the economy.

Ministers should raise the minimum wage to £10 as quickly as possible, and increase public investment, including on public services. And unions must have the freedom to enter every workplace to negotiate fair pay rises."

Editors note

- The full ONS release can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/bulletins/uklabourmarket/latest

- The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 49 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.