Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Jobs lost.

More than 3,300 cuts were announced or confirmed, hitting council, retail and manufacturing workers in different parts of the UK.

The most drastic news came from Birmingham City Council, which is planning to shed up to 2,000 jobs over the next financial year as it strives to "do more for less".

Administrators of discount retailer Ethel Austin and sister homeware chain Au Naturale cut 469 jobs and launched a closing-down sale at 129 stores.

German manufacturer Bosch confirmed it was pressing ahead with plans to close a car parts factory in Miskin, near Cardiff, employing 900 people, by the middle of next year.
The black day followed announcements of 1,600 job losses on Tuesday, including 400 at Cadbury's Somerdale factory in Somerset
And the reaction
Jack Dromey, deputy general secretary of Unite, said: "Jobs and services in Birmingham are being blitzed by an uncaring Tory council. Services to the community will suffer from savage job cuts in a city already hit by high unemployment."
Unite, that'll be the Union that made sure Cadbury's workers kept their jobs.

1 comment:

418 said...

Jack is married to, yes, Harriet: both Mr and Mrs are in denial; jobs and services are not being blitzed by an uncaring Tory council, they're being tsunami'd nationwide by the callous antics of this ZaNuLiebor government. Thanks Tony B'liar; thanks Gordon ~ the bitterness will be exquisite, even in Bournville.