Thursday 21 November 2019 / 4:43 PM Jeremy Corbyn

Public service workers will get £1,600 increase in April under Labour

Nurses, teachers, doctors, firefighters, police and other public service workers will all get a 5% pay rise in April under Labour.

Labour’s manifesto, published today, pledges the rise to begin to undo the damage caused by the Tories and the Liberal Democrats.

This will mean the average public service worker benefiting from more than £1,600 in April 2020, including:

• Newly qualified nurses: more than £1,200
• Firefighters: more than £1,800 on average
• Teachers in state-funded schools: almost £2,000 on average
• Junior doctors: almost £1,400
• Police constables: almost £2,000
• Army sergeants: more than £1,700
• Civil servants: more than £1,300 on average
• Council workers: more than £1,200 on average

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn said:

“Our most valuable assets are the dedicated people who work in our public services, but they have been treated appallingly over the last decade of cuts and neglect under the Conservatives.

“Labour will give our nurses, teachers, doctors, firefighters, police and others a pay rise to begin to undo the damage caused by the Tories and Lib Dems and reward the people who do so much for us all.

“This is what real change looks like. Labour on your side, while the Tories cosy up to their billionaire backers.”

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