European manufacturing and industrial unions met in Madrid this week at a specially convened conference to discuss the crisis in European industry.
Author Archives: Tony Burke
Yesterday’s Budget did little to convince Unite and our members employed in manufacturing that the government has set a course to re-balance the UK economy.
Even with the car industry motoring ahead in investment and creating jobs, manufacturing employment is barely higher than three years previously.
Moving production to low cost countries – costing thousands of skilled manufacturing jobs – may be going into reverse.
This week is National Apprenticeship Week and Britain needs to end poor quality, low-level apprenticeships.
There was plenty of data out this week suggesting a bleaker economic picture than that painted by the government and the media.
Stoking up anti-EU sentiment may be popular with the right-wing press, but it creates uncertainty around jobs and investment.
Osborne has found it difficult to get employers’ organisations to back the scheme.
The resurrection of 1980s style Enterprise Zones is proving to be a new embarrassment for the government.