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Emma Hardy MP calls on the Government to fund a pay rise for emergency service workers

During questions to the Home Office today, I called on the Minister to lift the public sector pay cap and also increase budgets for the emergency services.

I met with the Humberside fire chief a couple of weeks ago and was told that he knows firefighters deserve a pay rise but he is deeply concerned that his budget will not be increased to cover it.

There are 3,520 fire, police and ambulance workers in Hull and East Yorkshire and the public sector pay cap has meant that the salaries of full time staff has fallen by 6% in real terms since 2011.

Even if the Secretary of State does concede to pressure and lift the pay cap none of the public sector can afford to pay it!

Despite all their warm words towards our emergency service workers, Theresa May and her government has consistently cut their real terms salaries since taking office in 2010. These pay cuts, along with other budget cuts to the police, ambulances and fire service, have made us less safe – as the latest crime figures have shown.

uring questions to the Home Office today, I called on the Minister to lift the public sector pay cap and also increase budgets for the emergency services.

I met with the Humberside fire chief a couple of weeks ago and was told that he knows firefighters deserve a pay rise but he is deeply concerned that his budget will not be increased to cover it.

There are 3,520 fire, police and ambulance workers in Hull and East Yorkshire and the public sector pay cap has meant that the salaries of full time staff has fallen by 6% in real terms since 2011.

Even if the Secretary of State does concede to pressure and lift the pay cap none of the public sector can afford to pay it!

Despite all their warm words towards our emergency service workers, Theresa May and her government has consistently cut their real terms salaries since taking office in 2010. These pay cuts, along with other budget cuts to the police, ambulances and fire service, have made us less safe – as the latest crime figures have shown.

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