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19:45  13 september  2017
19:45  13 september  2017 Source:   Sky News

DUP plans to vote against the government over NHS pay and tuition fees

  DUP plans to vote against the government over NHS pay and tuition fees Jack Taylor/Getty Images LONDON — The Democratic Unionist Party is planning to vote with Labour against Theresa May's government on NHS pay and tuition fee rises in an opposition day debate on Wednesday.  The DUP's 10 MPs are set to vote with Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party for a "fair pay rise" for those who work in the NHS and against the government's planned rise in tuition fees, likely meaning a symbolic defeat for the government.

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Public servants gather in Parliament Square to protest the 1% pay cap © Sky News Screen Grab Public servants gather in Parliament Square to protest the 1% pay cap The Government has avoided defeat by allowing a motion on NHS pay rise to pass - after the DUP said it would side with Labour.

The Government abstained on the non-binding motion.

Earlier, the Democratic Unionist Party, which props up Theresa May's minority Government, had announced it would vote with Labour on the motion, which called for the pay cap for NHS staff to be lifted immediately.

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On Tuesday, Downing Street signalled that the 1% limit on public sector pay rises is to be scrapped.

It said prison officers and police will enjoy raises above 1% for the first time since 2010.

Number 10 also said ministers were ready to show "flexibility" over public sector pay for 2018/19.

But the move, announced on the same day figures showed the inflation rate had reached 2.9%, did little to ease the criticism of the Government's pay restraints.

Union leaders and labour said the pay cap should be lifted across the sector.

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