Monday, 16 May 2011

Job cuts and inequality

In an analysis piece in today's Scotsman, UNISON's Dave Watson makes the link between job cuts and inequality.

The Scotsman's main article uses the latest TUC report on unemployment to highlight unemployment blackspots in Scotland where 40 people are chasing every job. Areas like West Dunbartonshire and North Ayrshire now make up two-fifths of Britain's worst unemployment blackspots. This is a dramatic deterioration in Scotland since 2005.

Dave's analysis highlights a deeper problem within council areas and argues that we have to target particular areas to address long term inequality. We know that more equal societies do better on every measure, so this is an issue for everyone in Scotland.

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