To: Theresa May - Prime Minister

Scrap the public sector pay cap

Scrap the public sector pay cap.

Why is this important?

We all saw the brave police tackling the terrorists at London Bridge, the firefighters rushing in to tackle the Grenfell fire, the paramedics running to help the people caught up in the Manchester terror attack. And every day nurses working round the clock to keep our NHS going.

Our public sector workers keep the country ticking over, from the emergency services who are there when we need them to the teachers who pass on knowledge to future generations. These people shouldn't have to worry about whether they can pay their rent or the electricity bill at the end of the month.


Reasons for signing

  • I was a fire fighter for 30 yrs, and it was only through strike action in 77 that the Fire Brigades union was successful in getting an increase in pay to match the upper quartile of blue collar workers. Pension contributions are through the roof, it is nothing to be paying 14% towards their pension. It is an absolute disgrace that MPs got an 11% rise in time of austerity. It is now time they had to take a pay freeze for 7 years while other catch up.
  • The public sector pay freeze has gone on far too long!
  • I work for the NHS and I feel taken for granted and expected to continue with the capped salary when prices are continuing to rise.

Updates

2017-07-04 14:21:33 +0100

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2017-07-01 14:13:30 +0100

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2017-06-30 19:45:46 +0100

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2017-06-30 18:34:12 +0100

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2017-06-30 15:12:28 +0100

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2017-06-30 14:16:33 +0100

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