The country is screwed financially at the moment and the government can’t afford to outrageous pay increases. That’s why the police pay agreement overseen by Tolley of 0 %, 1% and 1% over the next three years is so important.
It serves as a message to other public servants, including the rabid teachers, that that is the new benchmark and it would be incredibly stupid to ask for more.
Kudos to the cops for being realistic, and for thinking about Joe Public out there getting bugger all wage increases. This will go down well with the public.
What’s the chance that that the scum teachers’ unions will realise it is bad PR to try and hold the country to ransom?