PUBLIC sector workers, do you get:  Paid more than minimum wage? More than 20 days holiday plus paid bank holidays?

A final salary pension? Flexible working? Up to six months full and half pay for sickness?

If you can answer “yes” to all, or most, of these, then a one per cent pay rise isn’t a bad deal, especially compared to private sector workers or the unemployed.

You should definitely count yourselves lucky.

Lisa M Fisher, Birkenhead.