Labour keeps up the pressure on public sector pay
3 July 2017
Public sector workers need a pay rise. That's why today Kez Dugdale has written to Nicola Sturgeon calling for clarity on vague promises about a pay rise.
The story so far...
On 10 May 2017, Nicola Sturgeon and other SNP MSPs voted against a Labour motion at Holyrood to scrap the 1% pay cap on NHS staff and give NHS staff a real terms pay rise instead.
This is our motion today. Please urge your MSPs to support it. Let's scrap the NHS pay cap and give our NHS staff a pay rise. pic.twitter.com/QnDSJDZDYg— AnasSarwar (@AnasSarwar) May 10, 2017
Then, on 21 May, Nicola Sturgeon was heckled by a nurse on NHS pay.
After the General Election, SNP MPs supported a Labour motion at Westminster to lift the public sector pay cap.
SNP MPs voted 2night on Labour motion to scrap public sector pay cap. SNP MSPs voted against doing so last month despite having the powers.— Ian Murray (@IanMurrayMP) June 28, 2017
Now, the SNP government at Holyrood is promsing to lift the cap - despite voting against just weeks ago.
That's why today Kez Dugdale has written to Nicola Sturgeon looking for answers on her vague promises, and keeping the pressure on the SNP government to deliver a pay rise for public sector workers.
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