TUC South West Regional Secretary, Nigel Costley said:
“All public sector workers have had seven long years of real pay cuts. Today, the Chancellor is once again, skirting around the issue, cherry-picking some sectors and leaving others out in the cold.”
“Public services are a team. It’s good to see the NHS receive more funding so that they can give their workers a proper, long-overdue pay rise. But NHS workers don’t want to see their colleagues in other public sectors lose out. And they certainly don’t want it to be funded off the back of already-stretched public services.
“The Chancellor should have done the right thing, and properly funded a real pay rise for all our hard-working public servants.”
“Today’s budget was a real missed opportunity.”