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GMB Call For Action On 2.47m Jobless

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2.47 Million Jobless Six Years Into The Recession Shows That Getting People Back To Work Has A Very Low Priority In Current Economic Policy Says GMB

We have seen a growth in employers like NEXT offering jobs with 12.5 hours maximum and no one can live on those hours and they need tax credits to make ends meets says GMB.

GMB commented on the unemployment figures showing 2.47million out of work in the UK.

Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary, said “ mass unemployment of 2.47 million six years into the recession shows that getting people back to work has a very low priority in current economic policy.

In the last few weeks alone GMB members making steel, glass, rubber and ships have lost jobs on a large scale due to lack of demand for what they make. This entitles people to ask what sort of recovery is underway and when will it trickle down to get the unemployed back to work.

We have seen a growth in employers like NEXT offering jobs with 12.5 hours maximum. No one can live on those hours and they need tax credits to make ends meets.

The Autumn statement should address mass youth unemployment because if it is allowed to continue there will be a lost generation with long term economic and social consequences. “

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Contact: Kamaljeet Jandu 07956 237 178 or GMB Press Office 07921 289 880 or 07974 251 823

 

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