The IEA's Head of Public Policy Ryan Bourne discusses the gap between public and private sector pay in light of recent opposition from unions to the below inflation pay rise announced for NHS staff. The economic circumstances have meant that all wages have been squeezed. Ryan highlights the point that although difficult decisions about pay have to be made, they are often too politicised which can have a negative impact.
You can listen to the programme in full here . Ryan's segment begins at 01.02.51