Pub­lic work­ers cut back on food shop

The Scotsman - - News Digest -

Pub­lic-sec­tor work­ers have seen their in­comes fall “dras­ti­cally” be­cause of the govern­ment’s cap on pay rises, forc­ing many to cut back on food shop­ping, a study shows.

A sur­vey of 6,500 work­ers by Uni­son also found that just over half had bor­rowed money from fam­ily or friends and one in ten had missed meals to feed their chil­dren.

The re­sults were re­leased ahead of the first day of Uni­son’s an­nual con­fer­ence in Brighton to­day, where unions will call on the govern­ment to lift the pub­lic sec­tor pay cap.

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