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2.5 Million Jobless Waste On Grand Scale

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

To The 2.5 Million Jobless Must Be Added The Millions On Enforced Part Time And Temporary Jobs And Those Under Employed Says GMB

There are employers like Amazon where temporary and agency staff outnumber permanent staff by two to one and some like NEXT where over 75% of jobs on offer are part time under 12 hours per week says GMB

GMB commented on the latest unemployment figures which shows that total unemployment, including those not eligible for benefit. in the quarter to June is 2.5 million.

Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary, said “That we have mass unemployment of two and a half million more than five years into this recession is waste on a grand scale.

To this must be added the millions in enforced temporary and part time jobs and those massively under employed.

There are some employers like Amazon where temporary and agency staff outnumber permanent staff by two to one. There are some like NEXT where over 75% of jobs on offer are part time under 12 hours per week.

The Tories are banking on the electorate not holding them to account for aborting the recovery they inherited from Alistair Darling and for crashing the real value of wages and living standards by 5.5% since the election. I doubt if the electorate will be that forgiving.”

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Contact: Kamaljeet Jandu 07956 237 178 or Lisa Johnson 07900 392 228 or Martin Smith 07974 251722

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