Our current "long term" supply teacher is on £250 a day and still complains when they're asked to do a cover over the 12 hours a week they're timetabled for
When the revolution comes, no survivors comrades!
There needs to be a re-distribution
of pay. There is plenty of money out there in the system, it's just not fairly distributed.
Just asking for more money is a short term, band aid fix which doesn't solve the core issue - too much money to too few people! Despite good intentions, unions do not realize that they are fuelling inflation and making the economy worse in the long run by simply asking for extra money to come out of nowhere. They need to be fighting for the highest paid (eg SLMT, NHS "managers" etc) to take pay cuts and redistribute that same money to the lowest paid (eg technicians, nurses etc). It's all very well and good eventually paying train drivers £80k if you then can't afford cleaning/maintenance staff to keep the station open in the first place...
This will result a fall in inflation as you aren't printing more money to pay those salaries and no higher taxes. The lowest paid will then have extra disposable income to put back into the economy, hence reducing inflation and prices meaning everyone wins. The highest paid will just moan that they took a pay cut (oh well
), but they won't cease to spend (unlike the lowest paid which have no choice, they can't cut back any more!).
Politicians can start by taking a pay cut to set a good example since they are oh so concerned about the struggling masses
Oh well, crony capitalism at its finest.