Unemployment Rises to 2.6 Million

Responding to news that unemployment has risen by 128,000 to 2.638 million in the three months to October, RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:

“These latest shocking figures show that all the Governments promises on jobs and apprenticeships are as hollow as a chocolate Father Christmas.

This ConDem government have sat back and done nothing while the gap between haves and have-nots in Britain has widened to record levels on their watch.

Nowhere is the Governments inaction and impotency more graphically illustrated than at Bombardier in Derby where their kow-towing to the EU and Siemens has left thousands of manufacturing jobs and apprenticeships on the block. They are a total disgrace. “

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Tuesday, 25th July
Rail union RMT confirmed today that it has written to train operators where there are current or potential disputes over the threat to the role of the guard, and to passenger safety and access to services, following a meeting with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling last Friday.
Monday, 24th July
RMT demands reversal of TFL and Network Rail cuts on morning of transport chaos
Monday, 24th July
RMT calls for Tube job cuts inquiry after regulator slaps improvement notice on LU following Canning Town death.
Monday, 24th July
RMT on meeting with Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram today over Merseyrail dispute
Sunday, 23rd July
Kirkdale picket line this morning as Merseyrail strike action "rock solid".