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Throughout the pandemic the nation’s nurses, teachers, firefighters, carers, and police officers have been keeping services running in an incredibly challenging situation and yet more than a year into the pandemic there seems to be no stopping them.
Workers are happier than last year with 38% polled by public sector membership club Boundless saying they ‘love’ their job, up from 32% in 2020.
The love doesn’t stop there with a whopping 72% of public workers volunteering their time outside of their normal role to help people during the pandemic and on average they will each raise more than £8,000 for charity during their career; with 5.5m people working in public service roles nationwide that is an awful lot of money.
Boundless Public Service Day, officially launched by the United Nations in 2003, has been recognised in the UK for the last two years when Boundless began campaigning for it to be celebrated more publicly.
Aston spoke to Darren Milton from Boundless.