Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.
By submitting your information you agree to our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.


Public sector workers 'prefer pay cut to pension loss'


Hang on a minute, we've had a pay cut. In fact not one, but two pay cuts. Has anyone noticed? The two year pay freeze is a real terms pay cut. We have already done our bit. And with inflation running at just below 5% that's almost 10% of a pay cut. I now want a pay rise to restore what I was earning before the pay cut - ie a 10% pay rise. But don't worry, I'll do my bit for the public finances and won't ask to be paid the money I've lost over the 2 years. Will I strike over my 'gold plated' pension? You bet. Will I strike over my pay cut/freeze? You bet. It's coming: the unelected gvt will not change their position, let's get on with balloting the members.

Posted date

5 August, 2011

Posted time

2:42 pm