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Public service workers first victims of DUP/Tory deal – Ó Muilleoir

28 June, 2017 - by Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Sinn Féin MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said tonight that the wages of public sector workers in Britain are the first victims of the DUP/Tory austerity deal.

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said:

“Tonight the DUP voted to continue to cap any rise of wages for emergency and public service workers in Britain to one per cent.

“This is effectively a cut in real terms as wages continue to fall behind inflation in the wake of the Tories disastrous Brexit agenda.

“The wages of public sector workers, including frontline staff in hospitals and schools are the first victims of the DUP/Tory deal.

“Sinn Féin said earlier this week that the price of the DUP-Tory deal is DUP support for continued Tory Austerity and cuts to public services and a blank cheque for a Tory Brexit.

“It’s time to end Tory austerity not to shore it up.”

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