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Austerity isn’t working
Our country faces long-term economic problems. But our political leaders have failed to face up to them.
TUC’s March and Rally – Saturday 20th October 2012
The terms of this paper are very far reaching and will have consequences on your terms of employment whether you are an AA or a Grade 7, back-office or customer facing, technical or administrative, managerial or supporting the business.
If the government keeps on with big spending cuts and austerity we face a lost decade. Even on their own terms government policies are failing. To close the deficit we need a healthy growing economy that generates tax income. But austerity has led to a vicious circle of decline.
Instead of just letting the banks go back to business and bonuses as usual, we need policies that promote new and old industries.
This new approach would create jobs, especially for young people.
It would encourage companies to raise average pay, penalise big bonuses and invest in training and new industries. It would crack down on tax evasion by big companies and the super-rich. It would tackle the growing inequality between the super-rich and everyone else.
Rather than deep, rapid spending cuts, we need to reverse our decline and build an economy that works for ordinary families.