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Voice comments on Autumn Statement – a slap in the face for public servants

Commenting on today's Autumn statement (29 November 2011), Philip Parkin, General Secretary of Voice: the union of education professionals – which represents teachers, head teachers, education support staff and childcarers – said:

"While the extra childcare places are welcome, the well-below-inflation cap on public sector pay rises, following on from a two-year pay freeze and while asking public servants to pay another 3.2% in pension contributions and work longer, is inflammatory and unbelievable.

"This is a cruel slap in the face for public servants from a Chancellor living on another planet."

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Contacts: Voice Press Office (pressoffice@voicetheunion.org.uk) on 01332 372337 or 0794 871 0413 or General Secretary Philip Parkin (philipparkin@voicetheunion.org.uk) on 01332 372 337 or 077 259 601 32.
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