People 'are not feeling the recovery in their pockets'

Most workers salaries are stretched so thin they "are not feeling the recovery in their pockets" because they have had below inflation pay rises for the last four years, a union chief told Good Morning Britain.

Assistant General Secretary of the TUC, Paul Nowak was optimistic about public support for Thursday's strike over public sector pay, and said: "We believe Britain needs a pay rise - and that applies whether you work in the private or the public sector."

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'One million' public sector workers go on strike

Over a million public sector workers are taking industrial action against the Government in a series of rows over pay, pensions, jobs, conditions and spending cuts, according to union leaders - a figure disputed by the Government.