Commenting on today’s (Tuesday) inflation figures, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady, above, said:
“Workers are now £40 a week worse off than before the crash.
“Those waiting to hail the first month in which wages creep higher than prices as recovery will show how out of touch they are with the lives of ordinary people, especially on a measure of prices that does not include housing costs.
“A real recovery will deliver rising real wages that recover spending power lost since the crash and generate decent jobs with good pay, security and prospects. That remains a distant prospect.”