Monday, 2 May 2011

SNP Freeze public sector pay for 5 years

Watched the Scottish Leader's Debate last night and thought Iain Gray won fairly and squarely.  But the key issue today is the SNP policy to freeze public sector pay for the next FIVE years. That is utterly unacceptable, and would hurt families across Edinburgh.  Alex Salmond tried to pretend that was not his policy, but he is at odds with his Finance Spokesperson - who says that a freeze on public sector pay is the key to freezing the council tax.  The damage a five year freeze on pay would do for morale and recruitment in our hospitals, our schools, our police and fire service is enormous - and the black hole in the SNP's finances is starting to look very scary indeed.

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