In both public and private sector, employers are routinely not paying enough. What scares them most, though, is people realising
Take a moment to absorb the innovative ways the government has found to undermine, demoralise, and attack NHS workers.
Thereâ€™s the never-ending real terms pay cut which, by last year, had left the average health worker nearly Â£2,000 poorer in real terms than 2010. Ambulance crew are Â£5,286 worse off. Thereâ€™s the starving of resources, even as an ageing population imposes greater demand â€“ this has been the longest squeeze in spending as a proportion of GDP since its foundation. Thereâ€™s the determination to privatise swaths of the service by stealth, and a chaotic top-down reorganisation which has fragmented the service.
This isnâ€™t just about the public sector, of course. Today it was revealed that 179 employers have been failing to pay the legal minimum wage
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