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Job losses ‘tip of iceberg’ without government action says GMB

16 Jul 2020
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The UK cannot endure another decade of weak growth and cuts to services says GMB Union

GMB, Britain’s general union, says this morning’s huge job loss figures could be the tip of the iceberg without Government action.

Early indicators for June 2020 suggest that the number of employees in the UK on payrolls is down around 650,000 compared with March 2020.

John Phillips, GMB Acting General Secretary, said:

"Hundreds of thousands of people have been plunged into immediate difficulty and millions more face a deeply uncertain future.

"Without further Government action, the risk is the cuts to jobs and wages so far will just be the tip of an iceberg that crushes livelihoods and crashes our economy.

"The response to this recession cannot be like the last if we are to recover.

"This country cannot endure another decade of weak growth and cuts to services - we need a Government prepared to make bold investment in jobs, skills and industries."

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