End pay restraint, ex-minister says
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End public sector pay restraint, Stephen Crabb says

Teachers, nurses and council workers should be given a pay rise, former Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb has said.

Mr Crabb told The Wales Report on BBC TV that anger over several years of modest or non-existent public sector pay rises contributed to the Conservatives' failure to win a majority at the general election.

Many public sector workers are receiving a 1% pay increase this year, despite rising inflation.

The Preseli Pembrokeshire MP, who also served as work and pensions secretary, said voters told him they would not back him due to public spending cuts.

  • 15 Jun 2017