Tag Archives: Manufacturing

Euro Unions demand: end austerity and put industry back to work

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European manufacturing and industrial unions met in Madrid this week at a specially convened conference to discuss the crisis in European industry.

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According to George Osborne, a UK manufacturing resurgence is still not on the cards

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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.

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Budget 2014: The government is sitting on its hands instead of supporting British industry

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Even with the car industry motoring ahead in investment and creating jobs, manufacturing employment is barely higher than three years previously.

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Manufacturing jobs may be coming back to Britain

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Moving production to low cost countries – costing thousands of skilled manufacturing jobs – may be going into reverse.

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The other British economy: low productivity and no manufacturing strategy

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There was plenty of data out this week suggesting a bleaker economic picture than that painted by the government and the media.

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Leaving the EU would put thousands of manufacturing jobs at risk

Stoking up anti-EU sentiment may be popular with the right-wing press, but it creates uncertainty around jobs and investment.

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Skilled jobs will not come through quick fix initiatives such as Enterprise Zones

The resurrection of 1980s style Enterprise Zones is proving to be a new embarrassment for the government.

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Growth is being driven by consumer credit and household debt, despite the need for exports and manufacturing

The Tories have clearly not learned the lesson of the last two decades.

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It’s telling that the chancellor failed to mention ‘manufacturing’ once in his Autumn Statement

The re-balancing of the economy which Osborne promised has been all but abandoned.

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The coalition lacks any plan to get Britain manufacturing again

Unite has set out ten recommendations for rebalancing the economy and developing an effective manufacturing strategy.

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