Motion calling for lifting the public sector pay cap passed by Stockport Council

Stockport’s Liberal Democrats were delighted to see their motion calling for a lifting of the public sector pay cap gain support at last night’s council meeting.

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Mark Hunter, Leader of the Lib Dem Group at Stockport Town Hall and presenter of the motion, said: “An overwhelming majority of councillors voted to accept our motion, which called for the public sector pay cap to be lifted and for the costs associated to be met by government.

“With public services facing a recruitment crisis and public sector workers seeing their real wages slipping as inflation increases, we have sent a message to government that they need to act now to support our nurses, police, fire fighters, local government employees and the others we all depend upon each day to keep our country running.

“Despite their own Prime Minister indicating movement on this in recent days, it was very disappointing to see that the local Conservative councillors failed to support our motion and, indeed, spoke out against our proposals to give public sector workers a fair deal.”

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