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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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Thursday, 5th May
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members will be working flat out to try and restore services in and out of Vauxhall as the investigations into the cause of this fire get underway. RMT will be taking a close interest in those investigations and the hard facts that they throw up.
Wednesday, 4th May
RMT warns of new threat to UK rail jobs and services as Deutsche Bahn opens door to speculators.
Wednesday, 4th May
SOUTHERN (GTR)
Wednesday, 4th May
RMT switches Southern guards strike action and prepares for prolonged dispute over jobs and safety.
Tuesday, 3rd May
Balloting starts today in night Tube pay and pensions dispute involving Tube Lines staff.