NASUWT: “This Budget offers no hope from a Government that is out of touch with the lives of ordinary people”

Responding to the Budget Statement, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, said:

“No respite on the public sector pay freeze, which is causing misery for millions of dedicated and committed public sector workers.

“No relief on the cuts to public services.

“No end to the relentless march of this Government’s privatisation agenda.

“No practical measures to deliver much needed support for the record numbers of unemployed young people.

“No prospect of having a decent retirement’ as a result of the Chancellor’s decision to hand over the review of the state pension age to an unelected Quango of men in suits.

“No let-up in the constant lies and denigration of our world-class state school system.

“No prospect of narrowing the gap between rich and poor.

“This Budget offers no hope from a Government that is out of touch with the lives of ordinary people.”

ENDS

Ben Padley,

Campaigns and Communications

NASUWT

Hillscourt Education Centre

Rednal

Birmingham

B45 8RS

0121 453 6150

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