Letters: Edwrd Wheatley, October 21, 2014

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I don’t suppose that there is anybody who would argue that the lower paid workers in the Health and Public Services don’t deserve a decent living wage.

But can Jo Rust give me one example where a strike brought about a change of policy let alone an improvement in working conditions or pay. Particularly in the public services where nobody suffers but the general public and the only reaction we can expect from management is to continue to sip their Earl Grey from bone china tea sets.

So instead joining the picket line, I suggest that Ms Rust uses her considerable energy to prod the rest of us into putting pressure on the Tory government – desperate for votes – to enact a policy in which the often over-generous remuneration paid to senior doctors, NHS and local government managers be cut and redistributed among the lower ranks.

Edward Wheatley,