Federations criticise government for continuing pay freeze

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Six public service federations (CGT, FO, FSU, SOLIDAIRES, CFTC and CFE-CGC) have agreed a joint statement attacking the government for imposing a further year's pay freeze on public sector workers. The government has stated that it will not discuss uprating the index point (the basis on which public sector salaries are calculated) until the middle of next year. The unions argue that this will mean an unprecedented four-year freeze in pay. The federations are also critical of plans for further changes to pensions and to continuing job cuts. The organisations will meet again in September to review the situation with the prospect of co-ordinated action in October.
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