Friday 15 December 2017

No point hiding impact of pension changes

There is no point in examining pay without looking at pensions.
There is no point in examining pay without looking at pensions.
Editorial

Editorial

Let's be clear: nobody wants to see the polarisation of public and private that was the hallmark of the early stages of the economic downturn.

The narrative of the time, often set by the government of the day, was to seek to enforce pay cuts by dividing sectors.

And the pay and conditions fought for by trade unions on behalf of their members in the public sector - the one sector where they are still strong - does actually serve a purpose for the private sector as it keeps the bar higher.

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