Posted: 24th May 2012
As growth figures reveal the recession to be deeper than previously feared, Dave Prentis of UNISON has warned that the UK is facing the very real prospect of a third quarter of negative growth.
Unless the private sector can deliver an economic miracle, the UK is facing the very real and damaging prospect of a third quarter of negative growth.
A new set of cuts, pay freezes and job losses kicked in from the start of April - sucking yet more demand out of the economy and further reducing our chances of growth.
The government needs to stop blaming our economic woes on the crisis engulfing Europe and admit that its obsession with austerity is the main obstacle standing in the way of our economic recovery.