Public sector workers in Ceredigion deserve to feel the benefits of the economic recovery by receiving pay increases by at least the rate of inflation, Welsh Liberal Democrat Mark Williams has said.
Liberal Democrats propose in their manifesto to ensure employees in the public sector are no longer subject to real term cuts in their pay.
This will guarantee an increase in pay to one in four workers in Ceredigion, who work in the public sector.
This would work out as a minimum pay rise over the next two years of:
- £350 for a nurse at Bronglais earning £25,000
- £420 for a police officer in Dyfed Powys Police earning £30,000
- And nearly £500 for a teacher at one of our local schools on £35,000*
Welsh Liberal Democrat Candidate Mark Williams said:
“Public sector workers in Ceredigion have done their bit to serve our communities, and that is why my party and I believe it is time to end the era of pay restraint.
“Under our proposals, we will give all public sector workers – from teachers and nurses to social workers and police officers – in Ceredigion pay rises which at least keep pace with the cost of living every year. No more pay freezes or below inflation pay rises."