Government of U.K has announced that public-sector workers will be given pay rises. This is to reflect their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Britain has been the European country worst hit by the virus, with an official death toll of more 45,000.
Teachers will receive the largest overall increase at 3.1%, while doctors and dentists will be given rises of 2.8%.
The police will get a 2.5% increase and members of the armed forces will receive 2%, the government said.
More than a million nurses and hospital staff have previously agreed a separate pay settlement, which works out at 4.4% this year. The British prime minister Boris Johnson has been criticized for his response to the crisis. opposition parties and some scientist have also lashed at the the Government for being slow to lock down when the pandemic started and too slow to do widespread testing and not clear in its messaging.
Johnson, who won a large majority last year, hopes to revive his fortunes by returning to his pledge to focus spending on traditional Labour-supporting areas that backed his Conservatives.