Wednesday, 7 October 2009
We're all in this together
No major surprises from the Tory conference. If elected, a Tory government will freeze the pay of low-paid public sector workers, slash tax credits, extend the retirement age and introduce tax breaks for private schools. Yet the rich will be left hardly touched.
In the Netherlands, a cap on bankers' bonuses has been introduced. Under the Tories, the bankers will be let off scot-free. As Paul O'Shea from UNISON Cymru has said today:
"Yet again they (the Tories) are aiming to look after the wealthy, while low-paid public sector workers and those members of the public that depend upon public services pay the price for the bankers' greed."