Matt Cooper: A one-size-fits-all public sector pay deal no longer makes sense
Unions are seeking flexibility to address issues affecting specific groups of workers
Pay deals involving the government always get done eventually. This should be remembered as the posturing by ministers and unions intensifies over the coming weeks about a new public sector pay deal and we get breathless statements about the potential for “failure”.
Much will be made about the lack of time available, with just six weeks left to the end of the year in the hunt for a successor to the ‘Building Momentum’ agreement which ...