Public sector pay rises pull ahead;In brief

23rd July 1999 at 01:00
NEW SALARY figures show public-sector wage rises outstripping those in the private sector for the first time in six years. Pay for state employees, including teachers rose 4.5 per cent in May, compared with 4.3 per cent in April. Wage rises in the private sector fell to 4.2 per cent from 4.7 per cent.

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