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NHS 3% pay rise: This miserable amount will do nothing

July 23, 2021 1:50 PM
Originally published by Devon Liberal Democrats

Responding to the Government only giving NHS staff a 3% pay rise, Martin Wrigley, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Newton Abbot and Councillor for Dawlish, said:

"This is a slap in the face to NHS heroes who have put themselves in harm's way to keep us safe.

"This miserable amount will do nothing.

"The cost of living is set to go up by the same amount this year, meaning the Government's offer won't even be felt by NHS workers.

"NHS staff are burned out and stressed, and even today, are under strain yet again as the Government experiments with spiralling Covid cases.

"Boris Johnson has lost touch with the country and no longer represents Britain's values. We should reward those who sacrifice their health and personal wellbeing for others. This announcement will be judged harshly by the public for what it is: a disgrace."