Fair Deal for public sector workers petition

Torbay Liberal Democrats will be petitioning for a fair deal for public sector workers this Saturday morning in Torquay town Centre. They will be calling for the Chancellor of the Exchequer to scrap the public sector pay cap. They will be petitioning from 10.30 onwards, outside Primark.

At the Full Council this week Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council are set to put a motion to the council also demanding that the public sector pay cap be scrapped.

The Liberal Democrat group leader ,Steve Darling, said: “In a week when we have heard from both the police and NHS nurses about the negative impact on recruitment and retention of staff, the 1% pay cap is harming these essential services. It is time that the Conservative government acknowledged the true value of these public servants and lifted this pay cap.”

The Liberal Democrat deputy group leader, Chris Carter, said: “Austerity was only meant to last for a few years. The never ending pay cap is seriously impacting the standard of living of these essential workers.”

The motion is as follows:

Notice of Motion – Council 13 September 2017 (Council Decision)
A Fair Deal for Public Sector Workers

This Council believes that the continuation of the public sector pay cap is having an unreasonable effect on the living standards of many public sector staff, and is also affecting recruitment and retention across the sector.
This Council therefore asks the Chief Executive to write to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to request that the cap is lifted to allow the implementation of the recommendations of Pay Review Bodies and negotiations with employers, and subsequent pay increases fully funded via central government settlement.

Proposer: Councillor Darling (S)
Seconder: Councillor Carter

Proposer: Councillor Darling (S)
Seconder: Councillor Carter

Contact – Cllr Steve Darling 07736658666

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