Jim Murphy is putting the issue of workers’ rights at the heart of international development.
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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.
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.
The decline in the bargaining power of labour has been a contributory factor to the fall in living standards.
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.
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.