The SNP has said public sector workers are “paying an unacceptable price for Westminster failure” – as Rishi Sunak hints he might ignore independent recommendations for public sector pay rises and impose real terms cuts.
Mhairi Black MP called for the UK government to accept the independent recommendations at minimum – and warned “public sector workers must not be punished, yet again, because the Tories wrecked the UK economy”.
Commenting, SNP Westminster Deputy Leader Mhairi Black MP said:
“Public sector workers are paying an unacceptable price for Westminster failure – showing why Scotland needs independence.
“After thirteen years of Tory austerity, it beggars belief that Rishi Sunak is considering imposing even more cuts to the wages of nurses, teachers, police officers and others.
“Public sector workers must not be punished, yet again, because the Tories wrecked the UK economy with Brexit and shambolic mismanagement.
“The SNP is the only party offering real change with independence, real help with the cost of living, and real opposition to Tory cuts.
“The pro-Brexit Labour Party is too busy copying Tory policies to stand up to the UK government.
“The SNP will press the UK government to accept the independent pay recommendations, at minimum – but only by voting SNP at the next election can Scotland protect public sector workers and get rid of unelected Tory governments for good with independence.”