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‘For the nation’s benefit’ 

Time is running out to save our airports – and regional economies, warns Unite

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‘At a fork in the road’


Responding to a manufacturers’ body report out today (May 7) on how long businesses would need to recover from the lockdown, Unite has warned that... Read More
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In-work poverty rising


Rising employment and wages figures out today (December 11) belied the overall health of the economy as new GDP figures painted a starker picture of... Read More
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‘Truly in tatters’


The UK economy’s has slowed down ‘notably’ according to the latest GDP figures released yesterday (July 25), with the leader of Unite, slamming the government,... Read More
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‘Cruel illusion’


A 0.3 per cent drop in inflation is “cold comfort” for working people whose wages continue to fall in real terms, Unite said yesterday (July... Read More
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Fujitsu hammer blow


Fujitsu’s plans to axe 1,800 jobs - about 18 per cent of its UK workforce – has been branded ‘a hammer blow’ to the British... Read More
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Insecure work on rise


Unite cautioned government ministers against ‘popping out the champagne’ today (December 16) as it warned the fall in unemployment masked a continued rise in self-employment... Read More
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Shrinking the state


Unite has described the government’s spending cuts as “ideologically driven nonsense” after George Osborne's plans were roundly criticised by a former head of the civil... Read More
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Get grip on manufacturing


Unite has made it clear ministers have still not ‘got to grips’ over formulating a coherent manufacturing strategy as figures showed a sharp dip in industrial... Read More
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Osborne Voodoonomics


The Chinese stock market bubble has burst and China has had its own “Black Monday” (on 23 August).  Its economic growth is slowing down and... Read More
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Carney-age at the Bank


As the Bank of England dumped a data reservoir of cold water over Osborne’s claims of a ‘motoring’ economy and economic miracle, the Governor is... Read More
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Wages growth mirage


Wages are expected to grow at the fastest rate since before the crash, many newspapers reported earlier this week. It’s good news on the surface,... Read More
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Down below zero


  Deflation, slow growth, pay in the doldrums, household debt on the rise, productivity stagnant. Can we survive more austerity?     So prices in... Read More
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Still waiting


When chancellor George Osborne gave his speech to outline the government’s budget earlier this month, he hailed the UK’s supposedly growing economy, calling it the... Read More
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