McDonnell’s message to Tories: move aside and let us sort it out : Morning Star

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Unions demand end of pay cap as inflation rises


JOHN McDONNELL called on the Tories step aside and make way for a Labour government to rebuild the economy after figures yesterday showed inflation has hit a four-year high.

The shadow chancellor warned that the country “cannot afford more of the same from Theresa May and her party,” as union leaders called for an end to the public-sector pay freeze that has seen wages fall far behind living costs.

GMB general secretary Tim Roache urged the Prime Minister to learn from her “election embarrassment” and said the Tories’ economic credibility “lies in tatters.”

And Unison general secretary Dave Prentis warned that the soaring cost of living was hitting public-sector workers hardest as he called for an end to the pay cap.

The Office for National Statistics reported that inflation rose to 2.9 per cent in May, up from 2.7 per cent…

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