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Say NO to Regional Pay

November 21, 2014 3:00 PM
Say NO to Regional Pay

Say NO to Regional Pay

Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, Julia Goldsworthy, has launched a campaign against regional pay. She warns that under a Conservative Government local public sector workers could be paid less than those working elsewhere in the country.

Plans for regional pay were first put forward by the Conservative Chancellor in 2011, but were blocked by the Liberal Democrats in Government.

Now that Conservatives have announced their plans for deeper public spending cuts after the next election, Julia fears that so-called regional pay could be back on the table if they win the General Election.

Julia launched her campaign on Saturday in Pool on Friday where she spoke to local residents and listened to their concerns about the impact regional pay could have on their families. People opposed to regional pay can sign the online petition at www.NO2RegionalPay.co.uk

Launching her campaign, Julia Goldsworthy said:

"There is no reason why teachers, nurses or other public sector workers should be paid less than those doing exactly the same job up-country. Lib Dems in Government blocked these Tory plans once and they must not be allowed to re-surface.

"Cornwall needs a fair deal, not less pay for local workers. Regional pay amounts to nothing more than a pay cut and would take money out of local economy, hitting families and businesses hard.

"It is essential that we have strong voice that ensures Camborne, Redruth and Hayle benefit from the economic recovery and aren't left behind. We need to send a message loud and clear that regional pay plans should never see the light of day."