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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

30,000 public sector jobs lost in North West England

‘The treatment has turned out to be worse than the disease' says Alan Manning of North West TUC commenting on the devasting impact of Con Dem austerity measures on the regional economy:

“The Coalition Government’s deficit measures are hurting, with close to 30,000 jobs lost from the public sector in our region. But they certainly are not working with no sign of the private sector filling the employment gap and the economy flatlining."