Government’s Announcement on Public Sector Pay Rise


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With great fanfare, the Government announced above inflation pay rises 900,000 public sector workers this week, with teachers and doctors seeing the largest rise at 3.1% and 2.8% respectively.

Whilst any pay rise for public sector workers is welcomed by the union, there were plenty that were left out of the government’s plans; workers who’ve held this country together during the Covid-19 crisis, workers that we spent our Thursday evenings clapping on the doorstep and most of all workers who deserve a pay rise.

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:

“The fanfare announcement of more pay for some public service workers was clearly just a smoke screen for something altogether more sinister.

“Talking of holding down pay for all the NHS workers – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, porters and healthcare assistants – and the care, school and council staff who’ve all given so much in the past few months will go down like a lead balloon with the public.”

Here’s a breakdown of the public sector professions that are getting a pay rise

  • School teachers will get a 3.1% pay rise
  • Doctors and dentists will get a 2.8% pay rise
  • Police officers will get a 2.5% pay rise
  • Armed forces will get a 2% pay rise
  • National Crime Agency will get a 2.5% pay rise
  • Prison officers will get a 2.5% pay rise
  • Judiciary will get a 2% pay rise
  • Senior civil servants will get a 2% pay rise
  • Senior military will get a 2% pay rise