Olympic effect will not last warns UNISON
Commenting on the job loss figures that show unemployment has fallen, UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, said:
“Sadly the unemployed cannot and the government should not take comfort from these figures. The Olympic effect may give the impression of a recovery, but it is a mirage. The number of long-term unemployed is still rising, and huge numbers of women and young people are still struggling to find work.
“Under the coalition’s no-hope economic plan, hundreds of thousands more public sector jobs are due to be axed. There is no demand in our economy to fuel growth - consumer confidence is low, and people do not have enough cash to spend in their local shops and businesses. The government has to take evasive action. We need an alternative plan for sustainable jobs and economic growth, to put the country back on the road to recovery.”