Today the UK Government has announced that almost 900,000 public sector workers, including Police officers and Armed Forces personnel, will see above inflation pay rises, for the third year in a row.
Following today’s announcement Wrexham’s MP, Sarah Atherton, said:
“This is reflective of their dedication, hard work and contribution to our country. We will always stand squarely behind our public sector workers as they continue to keep us safe, better our communities, and look after those who need it.
“The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the vital contribution that our public sector workers make to our country, and how they are always on hand to look after those who need it.”
“Today’s announcement will result in pay rises for 900,000 public sector workers. Prison officers, doctors, and Armed Forces personnel are amongst those expected to see a pay rise as a result of today’s announcement.”
However, as the Welsh Parliament are responsible for setting the salaries of most of our public sector workers in Wales it is down to the Welsh Government to decide whether they want to match this.
Commenting, Ms Atherton said:
“I’m pleased that the Welsh Government have followed the UK Government’s lead and have given our hardworking doctors and dentists a pay rise in Wales."