See this:

…and note this:

The union’s claim is RPI+3%, with the baseline prior to the 1.8% August rise. The latest RPI figure is 2.6%. So it would require more than what the union is claiming in order to restore the loss of our pay in real terms, by the most accurate measure of inflation in this context (RPIJ), to their level in Jan 08, which is a baseline that cannot be rejected as cherry-picked.

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