Federation calls for wage increases to boost demand

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The FES-CCOO services federation is calling for an increase in wages as part of a strategy to boost demand and create jobs. The union warns that with inflation down to 0.7% the country is at risk of a deflationary slump and there needs to be a concerted effort to win back the loss in real pay suffered since the crisis. In terms of the public services the federation wants to see an unfreezing of pay and recruitment, factors which have threatened the quality of services. The federation remains unconvinced of the Juncker investment plan and argues that something more substantial, like the ETUC 10-year investment plan is what's needed.
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