Continued rise in inflation will fuel workers determination to secure decent pay rises

October 17th 2017

Commenting on today’s news that CPI inflation continues to rise and with RPI inflation at 3.9%, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said Grahame Smith said:

“The squeeze on workers’ wages is continuing and those suffering from the public sector pay cap are particularly badly hit. The increases in transport and food costs will hit workers particularly hard.

“Today’s figures will redouble workers’ determination to demand much more than the lifting of the public sector pay cap and to pursue above inflation increases to begin to redress the impact of years of real terms wage cuts.”

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