Public Services Need Fair Pay: FDA calls for fully-funded pay rise for all public servants


FDA members help to keep Britain's vital public services running at a time of immense challenges – and they are working harder than ever before. However, thanks to the protracted squeeze on public sector pay since 2010, they have been left worse off. This has to change.

The FDA is now stepping up the pressure on politicians and calling for the hard work and dedication of all public sector workers to be rewarded with a fair and fully-funded pay rise.

The newly-launched Fair Pay Calculator will help members to work out just how much their salaries have been hit by pay restraint, and provide them with all the information needed to tell their elected representatives that an end to this attack on public sector living standards is now long overdue.

Throughout the campaign, the FDA will also be telling the stories behind the complex and vital work that our members do as we make the case for change. You can read the first of these stories here.

The launch of the new campaign comes after FDA wrote directly to senior ministers calling on them to match warm words on public sector pay with concrete action. Last month we joined forces with unions right across the public and private sectors to call for an end to the arbitrary restrictions of recent pay policy. FDA members also made their voices heard at last week's TUC Pay Rise Rally in Parliament Square, where the message came loud and clear: all public sector staff deserve a decent pay rise – no ifs, no buts, and no cherry-picking.

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