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Scottish Budget Reaction

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Responding to this afternoon’s (Thursday 28 January) Scottish Budget and the Cabinet Secretary for Finance Kate Forbes MSP announcement that public sector workers on salaries up to £25,000 a year will receive a 3 per cent increase, GMB Scotland Senior Organiser Drew Duffy said:

“This will be met with fury among the lowest paid in Scotland’s public sector.

“Kate Forbes was among the many politicians applauding our frontline heroes, now she is saying ‘thank you’ with a rise that won’t amount to more than a tenner a week for most.

“There is no value here, and it’s an insulting response from the Scottish Government to the ongoing struggles of our key workers in this pandemic.”


Contact: GMB Scotland Communications on 07976 447077.