Thursday, 6 December 2012

Right decision on Regional Pay

The Chancellor announced yesterday that regional pay would not be going ahead. I am very pleased we have won the argument on regional pay. I have campaigned hard on this issue alongside the TUC to ensure a fair deal for our public sector workers. Regional Pay wasn't fair and I was happy to say so. People should be paid according to thier ability and effort, not where they live. The Northern TUC and especially Neil Foster did some excellent work on this campaign. It just goes to show what we can do when we work together.