Council staff to hold pay protest

Press Association
Man with an empty wallet
Man with an empty wallet

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Protests are to be held to highlight the "dire" state of council workers' pay after years of having increases held down by the government.

Unison will hold events across the UK today on the 15th anniversary of the introduction of the national minimum wage, saying that the pay of local government workers has fallen by 18% in real terms since the statutory rate came into force.