Autumn Statement is slap in the face for public servants
Voice press release: 29 November 2011
Voice comments on Autumn Statement – a slap in the face for public servants
Commenting on today's Autumn statement (29 November 2011), Philip Parkin, General Secretary of Voice: the union of education professionals – which represents teachers, head teachers, education support staff and childcarers – said:
"While the extra childcare places are welcome, the well-below-inflation cap on public sector pay rises, following on from a two-year pay freeze and while asking public servants to pay another 3.2% in pension contributions and work longer, is inflammatory and unbelievable.
"This is a cruel slap in the face for public servants from a Chancellor living on another planet."
Voice Press Office
General Secretary Philip Parkin