Jobs on line as manufacturing slumps to six year low

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02 Jul 2019
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Businesses are being pushed to the brink and skilled jobs are on the line, GMB union has warned.

The comments come as new figures show British manufacturers suffered the sharpest fall in activity since February 2013 last month.

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It comes against a backdrop of Brexit uncertainty and global trade tensions, a survey showed on Monday, adding to signs of economic weakness.

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary said:

“These figures show what impact the Government's reckless and chaotic approach to Brexit is having on manufacturing.

“Tory leadership candidates are positioning and posturing without any consideration for the hundreds of thousands of skilled jobs that are on the line - not least with the threat of No Deal looming as the millionaire hardliners continue to get their way.”

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