6th February 1998 at 00:00
"While millions of pounds are spent on parties for pop stars at No 10, refurbishing palatial ministerial apartments and taking girlfriends on foreign trips, lowly-paid public sector employees are screwed to save the Treasury a few miserable pounds. The anger it will generate is out of all proportion to the small savings made" Nigel de Gruchy, general secretary of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers, on the Government's decision to phase the teachers' 3.8 per cent pay award.

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