LEIGH MP WELCOMES PUBLIC SECTOR PAY RISE WHICH WILL BENEFIT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FRONT-LINE WORKERS

Thousands of public sector workers across Leigh are to get a pay rise, reflecting their hard work and dedication, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

The announcement will see doctors and dentists getting a pay rise of 2.8 per cent, while as part of a three-year pay deal in 2018, nurses still moving up their pay structures will receive an average 4.4 per cent rise this year.

Teachers will also receive a pay rise, with salaries increasing by 3.1 per cent, while police and prison officers will receive a 2.5 per cent rise in pay, while those in the Armed Forces will receive a 2 per cent rise.

Welcoming the news, Leigh MP James Grundy said:

“Recent months have underlined what we always knew – that our public sector workers make a vital contribution to our country and are always there for us to rely on when we need them.

“The announcement that 900,000 public sector workers, including doctors, teachers and police officers, will see above-inflation pay rises – for the third year in a row for the majority is fantastic news and reflects their dedication, hard work and contribution to our country.

“It’s so important that we stand squarely behind our public sector workers as they continue to keep us safe, better our communities, and look after those who need it.”