This week, we want to say a big thank you to all the people who are working hard to keep our essential services running in these difficult, and sometimes dangerous, circumstances. Whether it is flooding in the summer, or snow in the winter, public service workers are hard at work, day in, day out, keeping people safe and keeping our country running. They do this despite the Tory-led coalition's freeze on their pay that has lasted for up to three years, and as spending cuts and redundancies make their jobs even more difficult.

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