Our local NHS and care staff have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic. Last year, we stood on our doorsteps and clapped every week to express our gratitude for their sacrifice. If the clapping is to mean anything, action must follow, yet Rishi Sunak’s budget only offered a 1% pay increase to NHS staff and nothing at all for social care workers.
This is shameful. The Tories found £40,000 pay rise for Dominic Cummings but are now giving our keyworkers a real terms cut in their pay.
Keir Starmer was absolutely right to raise this at Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday. The Labour Party will continue to fight for the fair pay deal which our keyworkers deserve. You can watch my short film here (with apologies for the wind tunnel!) >>