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Public sector workers to get basic 1% pay rise

Unions have reacted with anger to news of a fresh round of below-inflation pay rises for NHS staff.

Ministers have announced a basic 1% pay rise, but the 600,000 nurses and other staff receiving automatic "progression-in-job" increases, "typically worth over 3%", will not get the 1% as well.

Members of the armed forces, prison officers and judges are due 1% rises.

Chris Buckler reports from Northern Ireland, which has the highest proportion of public sector workers in the UK.

  • 13 Mar 2014
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