19 Jul 2022

New pay offer for public sector actually ‘pay cut’ say unions

More than a million NHS staff will get a pay rise of at least £1400 under the Government’s new public sector pay offer.

The lowest earners, including porters and cleaners, will get an increase of more than 9%.

There will also be a pay hike for doctors and dentists, as well as police officers and teachers.

But unions said it still represented a real-terms pay cut with soaring inflation, and warned services would have to be slashed to pay for it.