Unison has called on the government to 'turn its firepower' on City bonuses in light of yesterday's announcement that inflation has risen to 4.4 per cent.

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis said: "The government's unjust public sector pay policy means that teaching assistants, nurses, librarians, care workers, home carers, nursery staff and hospital cleaners are having to cope with the biggest rise in inflation since records began, on a real pay cut."

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