The government has offered rises of between 5% and 7% to workers including teachers and doctors

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Millions of public sector workers ranging from teachers to prison offers are in line for pay rises of between 5% and 7% as part of a government offer that could head off some strikes.

Prior to the announcement, ministers had stressed the need for “discipline” at a time of rising inflation. Rishi Sunak warned that pay increases could not “fuel the fire” of inflation running at 8.7%.

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