A PUBLIC meeting is taking place tonight over public sector pay.

It is taking place at Rawtenstall Cricket Club at 6.45pm.

The meeting will be a chance to find out more about the effects of the pay cap and what can be done to end it.  All welcome.

Ross Charnock lives in Rawtenstall and works for the NHS. 

His job as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist involves helping people who are suffering with depression and anxiety.  

Since 2010, Ross, like other workers in the public sector, has seen his pay frozen and then capped. 

Ross said: "My pay hasn’t gone up to match increases in fuel and food prices.  I’m short of money at the end of every month and it’s frustrating that I can’t save for a deposit on a house.

"If my pay had gone up with the cost of living I’d be £5,250 better off this year.  I don’t think it’s right that our pay is effectively being cut year after year, and it’s time that the government ended the cap.”