Liberal Democrats would end years of pay restraint for nurses, teachers and police in Cambridgeshire by lifting the 1% cap on public sector pay and increases wages in line with inflation.
Under our plans, around 2,225 teachers working in Peterborough would receive an average pay rise of £894 over the next few years, while the 1,339 police working for Cambridgeshire would see their pay boosted by £471.
The plans would also lead to an estimated pay rise of £527 for 1,012 nurses working for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, helping to tackle the shortage of nurses and potential strikes in the coming years.
In contrast, the Conservative’s public sector pay cap combined with rising inflation since the Brexit vote will mean that by 2021, the average nurse will be nearly £4000 worse off.
Public sector workers in Peterborough are facing a double blow at the hands of this Conservative government, with years of pitiful increases to pay combined with a Brexit squeeze caused by soaring inflation.
Our NHS and schools are already struggling to recruit the staff they need.
Living standards are falling, prices are rising and nurses are going to food banks – but Theresa May doesn’t care.
A better future is possible. The Liberal Democrats will stand up for our schools and hospitals and give hard-working nurses, teachers and police the pay rise they deserve.
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