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Public sector pay freeze ordered by Alistair Darling

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/06/2009

Patrick Wintour

"Chancellor Alistair Darling and his deputy Liam Byrne, the chief secretary, stole an audacious political march on the Tories by announcing a one-year pay freeze for the most senior civil servants, members of the judiciary, senior NHS managers, GPs and chief executives of quangos.

"The freeze in effect represents a pay cut. And by targeting the richest public-sector figures, it will be seen as a sign that the broadest shoulders must carry the heaviest burden.

"More junior groups covering more than 700,000 other public-sector workers fare little better, with proposed rises of between 0 and 1%. This small rise, lower than that expected in the private sector next year, will cover prison officers, hospital doctors and dentists, contract dentists, and civil service groups not tied in to multi-year deals. The recommendation will be put to the independent pay review bodies in the next few weeks."

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"Public sector pay freeze ordered by Alistair Darling", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2009. Consulté le 04/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/public-sector-pay-freeze-ordered-by-alistair-darling