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    Public sector pay rises capped at 1%

    At least its better than the nothing we have had for the past 2 years...

    BBC News - George Osborne: Public sector pay rises capped at 1%

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    Those of us who have been through the P&B review are frozen for a couple of years anyway.

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    should go well with a 4% rise in pension contributions - isn't that a pay cut.

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    given that inflation is currently around 5% and that We have had no pay increases or cost of living for the past 2 years the reality is that the changes mean that instead of losing 5% per year we are now only going to lose 4%!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcshammer_dj View Post
    given that inflation is currently around 5% and that We have had no pay increases or cost of living for the past 2 years the reality is that the changes mean that instead of losing 5% per year we are now only going to lose 4%!!
    Woohoo progress!

    Then just add the 4% increase in pensions and..

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    Means that over the 4 year period of 2010 - 2014, public sector workers will effectively have had a pay cut of, what? 18% or so? Seems a little unfair...

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    Whoopie - 1%. Fantastic. Not. Makes me feel like a really valued member of society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Whoopie - 1%. Fantastic. Not. Makes me feel like a really valued member of society.
    You mean you had some sense of worth left after working in school support?

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    What's really sickening is that while we public sector workers are effectively getting poorer each year, the fat cat bankers who had a large part in getting us in to this mess are still taking home huge bonuses.

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    [Reworded post]

    Politicians themselves work for the public sector.

    This seems to have been missed by a lot of people.

    Let's take a look at their pensions while we're at it. After all, they are public sector employees.

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