Former Conservative deputy prime minister calls for higher wages for care workers

Prime minister already under pressure amid demands for higher salaries for nurses and paramedics

Kate Devlin
Whitehall Editor
Monday 26 December 2022 22:52 GMT
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Former Conservative deputy prime minister Damian Green has called for care workers to be paid more, intensifying pressure on Rishi Sunak as the government tries to hold firm on public sector wages.

The prime minister is already facing demands from a number of Tory MPs to increase nurses’ salaries and bring an increasingly bitter strike to a halt.

But Mr Sunak has pledged he will hold out, for months if need be, for fear of increasing inflation.

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