PCS have launched a new pay squeeze calculator, for members to see what their level of pay should be if it had kept pace with inflation.
To check how much you have lost because of the government pay freeze go to - http://www..pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/pcs_comment/index.cfm/pay-calculate-your-losses
The calculator considers the effect of the government's pay and pension policies on the value of civil servants' salaries.
All public sector employers imposed a pay freeze on their staff; either in 2010 or 2011.
The government introduced a 2-year pay freeze in 2010 and has limited public sector pay increases to 1% for all public sector workers. Prices have been rising faster than pay. This means that pay has fallen behind the cost of living. This calculator illustrates the extent of the fall in the value of wages.
The calculator looks at all these factors, including the impact of government pension contribution increases.
Branches have already started running pay surgeries using the calculator and members have been shocked by what they've learnt.
One rep Rachel said: "I did the calculation and was shocked to find out that I was abour £6,000 worse off over the last 4 years."
If you're feeling angry about what you've learnt then vote yes in our consultative ballot calling for joint action on pay with other unions. It takes less than a minute to cast your vote by phone or online.
We would like to hear from you, send your calculations to firstname.lastname@example.org