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, 29th October
A coalition of organisations have today joined together in a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, calling on him to end his government’s attack on the capital’s transport system, 48 hours before negotiations between the government and TfL over a new funding deal are due to end.
Thursday, 29th October
Adelphi Hotel union RMT has today condemned a shock announcement by management at the world-famous landmark establishment in Live‎rpool that they are to lay off over eighty staff when the Government furlough scheme ends at the weekend.
Tuesday, 27th October
RMT reveals that Londoners are being offered 22 times less funding than private Train Companies in politically motivated attack on TfL.
Sunday, 25th October
Maritime union RMT on reports of Solent tanker hijacking
Thursday, 22nd October
RMT welcomes Welsh Government decision to take Transport for Wales rail services into public ownership.