Wednesday, April 23, 2008
RPI – 3.8%, CPI 2.5% Teacher pay rise 2.45%
It is about time one of the Unions began to stand up for their members. It is shameful that the government have got away with delivering below inflation wage increases to the nurses and teachers to name but two. “Teachers’ pay has increased by 19 per cent in real terms since 1997............... But the NUT argues that with the retail price index running at 3.8 per cent, the 2.45 per cent settlement for next year represents a pay cut.” It is amazing that statistics about pay increases of 19% in 11 years is used as a stick to bash the NUT, but when you consider that HPI has been running at 180 - 270% it puts it into perspective. When will the media support the British People rather than protect the interests of an inept and deceitful government, headed by an unelected clown.