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Lib Dems set out 'red line' over public sector pay rise

The Liberal Democrats have said that they would demand a pay increase for public sector workers, as part of any coalition deal.

The party have announced what they describe as a final 'red line' for post-election negotiations.

The Lib Dems want to introduce a minimum pay increase in line with inflation for two years from 2016-17.

This is a major commitment that will benefit thousands of people in Wales. No party will win an overall majority in this election and it is vital that parties are open and upfront about what they would do in a coalition.

Liberal Democrats will not enter a coalition with a party not prepared to back pay rises for people working in the public sector.

Public sector workers have made enough sacrifices to help our country get back on track. Only Liberal Democrat MPs can guarantee an end to further cuts to pay.

– Roger Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrats