Local press has reported on the recently announced pay increases for more than 900,000 public sector workers and how many who have been on the front line of the pandemic have not been included. This is what I said when I was asked to comment:
“Everyone apart from this government understands we all owe so much to people who have worked on the frontline during this pandemic. The Tories have really misjudged public opinion with this clumsy attempt at penny-pinching and divide and rule.
If they can find over £100billion in tax cuts for their supporters in the largest corporations and amongst the already wealthy, there is no excuse at all for failing to pay it back to low paid COVID heroes such as care workers.”