Luke Pollard

Labour & Co-operative MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

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Luke calls on Plymouth MPs to scrap the cap

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Luke has called on Plymouth’s Conservative MPs to back the scrapping of the public sector pay cap in a fresh vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday 13 September.

Today Labour has forced a Commons vote on scrapping the 1% public sector pay cap. Plymouth’s public sector workers have had their pay capped by Government for the past seven years. This is the second attempt by Labour MPs to scrap the pay cap since the General Election with a vote to amend the Queen’s Speech to include the scrapping of the pay cap narrowly failing before the summer.

Luke Pollard has written to Conservative MPs Gary Streeter and Johnny Mercer asking them to join him in lifting the cap to give Plymouth’s public sector workers a fair pay rise. 

Luke Pollard MP said:

“I strongly oppose the public sector pay cap and want to see it scrapped. Year after year Plymouth’s doctors, nurses, and NHS staff have been handed below inflation rises that amount to real terms pay cuts. This vote is a chance to stop the cuts and give our dedicated NHS staff a fair deal. It’s not just NHS staff but Police Officers, Firefighters and those in the armed forces as well as many more professions in the city. It is time people in Plymouth had a fair pay rise and that’s why I’m calling on the city’s Conservative MPs to join with me in scrapping the pay cap.

I hope that after many words against the pay cap Plymouth’s MPs will be able to join together to vote against the below inflation rises that have lowered wages by 14% in real terms since 2010. It is time to give Plymouth’s hard-working public sector workers a decent pay rise. I hope that Mr Mercer and Mr Streeter will join me in voting to scrap the cap.”

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Today I have called on #Plymouth's MPs to join me and vote to #scrapthecap - find out more here
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