Rishi Sunak will cause public uproar if he prioritizes pre-election tax cuts over improved salaries for nurses, paramedics and teachers, warned a top UK trade union official.
The prime minister is already under pressure from Tory lawmakers to sanction tax cuts in the spring budget, and TUC general secretary Paul Nowak said the public could He warned that he would condemn such a move.
“Politics is always about choice,” Nowak said. “I am concerned that there is a real possibility that the prime minister may be under pressure from behind the scenes to be tempted to cut taxes or whatever. In the face of these great crises in our NHS and elsewhere. It is a real mistake to cut taxes when you are
“I think it’s going to be a blast. Honestly, I think he needs to learn a lesson from the party’s very recent history. I already feel the gap between field salaries and board salaries is widening.” Sometimes tax incentives are a big mistake.
Nowak’s intervention angered some within the party by refusing calls for tax cuts, was fined by the police for not wearing a seatbelt and was reprimanded by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street. That takes place at the end of a snack bruise week. The most senior Conservative outside of London, over the allocation of funds leveling.
Supporters of former prime ministers Boris Johnson and Liz Truss have said Snack on taxes, despite the economic damage Truss suffered from his unsuccessful attempt to push for deep tax cuts for the wealthy last year. The UK government is also concerned that any compromise over Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit trade deal could soon be opposed by Prime Minister Johnson.
Meanwhile, Brexit-backing billionaire Sir James Dyson last week called on the government to reconsider “higher-than-ever taxes” on the private sector. Sunak and his prime minister, Jeremy Hunt, are resisting calls for tax cuts before next year’s election, which Conservative MPs are hoping for.
Mr. Nowak said that in lieu of tax cuts, making political choices that would allow him to settle long-standing disputes with nurses, ambulance staff, teachers and other public sector workers would be within the government’s gifts. Said there was.
“We could tax the oil and gas giants even more if we wanted to,” he said. “You can choose to raise capital gains taxes. This government has chosen not to. [Sunak] When the City of London had record bonuses last year, the cap on bankers’ bonuses was still lifted. If you’re a paramedic, physiotherapist, teacher, or indeed a railroad worker or postman, you’re looking at it and thinking: This government has got its priorities all wrong.
Nowak ignored Sunak and Hunt’s calls for a meeting to hold key compensation negotiations amid signs that even the government sector was holding back the Treasury Department’s progress. criticized. He also criticized Hunt’s social media videos. In the video, Hunt explained the threat of inflation by showing how the price of coffee has risen, accusing him of being “patronizing”.
“The big question for me is why Rishi Snak and Jeremy Hunt are hiding out,” Nowak said. “Why are they not at the table? Not Meeting Rishi Sunak has not yet responded to my meeting request, or indeed many requests.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s health, education or civil service. The bottom line is that working people don’t get a fair deal. The key to unlocking these conflicts is No 10 and No 11. The Prime Minister and the Prime Minister must step up, stop hiding and take their seats at the table.”
Sara Gorton, Head of Health at Unison, said: His union negotiations as health secretary led to a wage deal that ended the 2015 strike.As [health and social care] As chairman of the selection committee, he demanded fair compensation and acknowledged the damage caused when scholarships for NHS trainees were abolished.
“But as Prime Minister he chose to forget. I have.”
A government spokesperson said, “While the government is doing everything it can to mitigate the impact of the strike, union bosses are acting rationally, staying at the negotiating table and calling off the damaging strike. Salaries must be affordable and fair, which is why we have accepted recommendations from independent payroll agencies to pay more to our valued public servants.
“Inflation-matched wage increases for all public sector workers would in the long run exacerbate debt for everyone, accelerate inflation and cost every household an additional £1,000. increase.”