Rishi Sunak vows he WON'T bow to striking unions' demands trends now

Rishi Sunak vows he WON'T bow to striking unions' demands trends now
Rishi Sunak vows he WON'T bow to striking unions' demands trends now

Rishi Sunak vows he WON'T bow to striking unions' demands trends now

Rishi Sunak vows he WON'T bow to striking unions' demands for double-digit pay hikes that would cost every household £1,000 as he thanks military personnel for 'missing Christmas' to prop up crippled services Rishi Sunak says it would not be 'right or fair' to meet pay demands from unions The PM thanked military personnel for filling gaps during a visit to an RAF base Reiterated his determination to bring in 'tough' laws to curb crippling strikes   

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Rishi Sunak today vowed he will not bow to striking unions' demands for double-digit pay hikes that would cost every household £1,000.

The PM insisted it would not be 'right or fair' to agree to inflation-matching increases in order to stop a crippling wave of industrial action in the public sector.

He also reiterated his determination to bring in 'tough' laws to restrict walkouts - without giving more details of exactly what that would mean.

On a visit to RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, Mr Sunak admitted that many military personnel would 'miss Christmas' because they are filling gaps left by striking workers.

He said the nation owed them 'an enormous debt of gratitude' for their sacrifice to drive ambulances and man borders. 

The comments came as a Labour frontbencher suggested the party is 'willing to talk' about bigger hikes in pay for striking workers despite ministers cautioning it would fuel inflation and hammer the public finances. 

Unions put on a show of solidarity with postal workers in London today, with a rally outside Parliament

Unions put on a show of solidarity with postal workers in London today, with a rally outside Parliament

Rishi Sunak (pictured on a visit to RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire) insisted it would not be 'right or fair' to agree to inflation-matching increases in order to stop a crippling wave of industrial action in the public sector

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