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Pay increases 'will prevent slump'

A pay freeze could threaten the UK's fragile recovery by reducing consumer demand, Trade Union Congress (TUC) leaders have warned. The organisation claims that reports of falling pay in private firms and soaring public sector earnings have been greatly exaggerated.

Brendan Barber, general secretary of the TUC, examines the effects of a pay freeze.


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