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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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.
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.
The resurrection of 1980s style Enterprise Zones is proving to be a new embarrassment for the government.
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.
The re-balancing of the economy which Osborne promised has been all but abandoned.
Unite has set out ten recommendations for rebalancing the economy and developing an effective manufacturing strategy.