Third council pay freeze branded ‘a disgrace’

MERV BUTLER ... branded the latest pay freeze

MERV BUTLER ... branded the latest pay freeze "a disgrace".

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THOUSANDS of South Tyneside Council workers are to have their pay frozen for an unprecedented third successive year, it has emerged.

Trade unionists today condemned the action, and called for the matter to be referred for arbitration by Acas, the conciliation service.

Unison said pay had already been slashed by 13 per cent in real terms in the past three years.

 

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