More than one million households with children suffering under ‘cruel’ Government pay pinch
Shocking new figures from GMB, the union for public sector workers, show almost 2.5 million children are being hit by the public sector pay cap.
Analysis of the latest ONS figures show an estimated 2.4 million children live in 1.4 million households where at least one adult works in the public sector as their main job.
The average full time public sector workers in the UK has lost out on £9,000 in wages since the pay cap was introduced in 2010 – and stands to lose a further £4,000 by 2020.
During a recent study of police staff by GMB, one member revealed their pay was so low they couldn’t afford to buy their children clothes.