According to a recent survey the real value of average earnings in Sheffield has dropped by almost a quarter over the last five years.
We asked via The Star’s facebook page how the financial squeeze is hitting you and your pay packet. This is what you said...
Jimmy Sherwin: I think we all have – all public services that are trying to raise their working conditions have my full support (e.g fire service, council services and NHS to name but a few) as they also raise the private sectors pay standards indirectly. We should all strive for better working conditions – there’s a correlation when the Conservatives are in – strikes, cuts and misery
Glenn Beckett: And when Labour are in it’s all lies and mass immigration with completely open borders! Vote Liebour if you want to destroy your own country
Caz Bladebabe Maw: If we tighten our belts any more, we will be cut in two
Steve Rowe: Clegg the spineless will be happy
Labour leader Ed Miliband said in his New Year message that he will fight for better living standards in his New Year message. Here’s what you thought to his plans:
Craig North: Miliband is even worse than Cameron and that is saying someting. Marxist and dangerous
Patricia White: Hope you keep your promise x
Steve Rowe: Marxist? Lol
Jarrod Jones: If it looks like bs and smells like bs, it’s probably bs.
Glyn Heppenstall: He can make any promises he likes, as he won’t have to keep them. He will never be elected as Prime minister
Darren Scanlon: Another Billy Liar.
Matthew Tanser: He’s got my vote. These right wing UKIP loons wont be getting in. All the roads are being done in Sheffield. Thanks to a Labour council. All the pensioners have free travel thanks to Labour too
Colin Parkinson: When will ppl learn no matter who’s in charge they’re just different sides to the same coin aiming to do one thing, make the rich richer and the poor poorer
Julie Cinders: Hewitt, we need to put great back in Britain, be able to say stuff without being called racist, close our borders until times are better and spend aid here. Gizza job @Mr Miliband