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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Stop the Con Dem public sector jobs carnage!

A new report by economist Dr John Philpot estimates that a further 340.000 public sector jobs will be cut by the time of the next General Election on 7 May 2015. This doomsday scenario is based on Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) projections that almost as many public sector jobs will be cut in the next two years as have already been cut in the three years since 2010. This gives added urgency to union campaigns against austerity measurers and for stronger resistance to job cuts at local level: