Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Fear of triple dip recession close to reality - UNISON

12 March 2013

Commenting on the news that the UK economy contracted further than expected at the end of 2012 Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON, said:

“Last week even the Office for Budget Responsibility – set up by this Coalition Government - confirmed that Cameron’s cuts agenda was holding back economic growth. 

“Today’s figures continue to demonstrate that the Prime Minister must put the interests of the country first and initiate a programme of public spending to get the economy working again and avoid a triple-dip recession made in Downing Street.

“Next week’s Budget should be used to outline a bold strategy for jobs and growth. We know that public service jobs have been cut too far too fast – lift the threat of unemployment and people will start buying again – boosting manufacturing. Give public sector workers a decent pay rise and more money will flow through to local shops and businesses, helping our beleaguered high streets.


UNISON UK news release


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