'Don't make public service workers pay for recession', says union

Public service workers should not pay the price of economic recession brought on by city bankers, according to Unison.

Unison has highlighted the hard work of public service workers and the uncertainty they now face
Unison has highlighted the hard work of public service workers and the uncertainty they now face

Dave Prentis, Unison general secretary, said: ‘I pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of selfless public service workers who have worked so hard through the festive period to clear our roads in horrendous weather, to keep our hospitals running, to provide our gas, electricity and water, to care for our elderly, the homeless, vulnerable children and the sick.

‘Public service workers deserve the unequivocal support of all politicians. Instead, their reward is uncertainty about their future — their pay, their pensions and their jobs all under threat.'

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