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To Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak

Give our frontline workers the pay rise they deserve - not a pay freeze

Dear Chancellor Rishi Sunak,

Our frontline workers, like nurses and other NHS staff, have risked - and in far too many cases tragically lost - their lives during this coronavirus pandemic. They deserve a permanent pay rise for the sacrifices they’ve made.

But now it’s been leaked that the government could freeze their wages instead. It’s a slap in the face to those who’ve given so much for us all.

Week in, week out, we take to our windows and doors to clap and cheer our frontline workers because, to us, they’re heroes. After this, they deserve a pay rise, not a pay freeze.


Tens of thousands of members of the British public.


Thank you! Your name has been added. Now will you please help pile on the pressure by writing an email to Rishi Sunak today?

Just a sentence or two in your own words could help convince him to back down.

Here are a few things you could say:

  • You could tell him why you think frontline workers like our nurses and NHS workers shouldn’t have their pay frozen, as plans in the Telegraph revealed
  • You could tell him you expect these heroic frontline workers to get a pay rise for their sacrifices - not a pay freeze
  • Maybe you’re someone whose pay could be frozen - or you know a friend or family member who could be affected. Your story could be very powerful right now
  • You could mention that a top government Minister Dominic Raab recently promised “appropriate recognition” for frontline workers - and how this is the exact opposite
  • Don’t forget to think of a polite but direct subject line for your email and put it in the box at the top, like “Pay freeze” or “Frontline workers”
  • If you’re someone who voted for the Conservatives at the last election, it might be powerful to say that even as one of their voters, you are against this plan

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