The West Midlands region has been badly affected by this government’s failure to deal with the economy and they repeatedly try to tell us that things are getting better and we are all in this together, but where is the evidence for this?
country holds it breathe in anticipation for today's autumn statement UNISON
members are wondering if finally they will benefit from the so called recovery.
Subramanian, UNISON West Midlands Regional Secretary said:
members and the public as a whole across the west midlands are fed up of this
government’s failure to deal with the economy and support hard working
families. This will be the chancellors forth attempt at reviving the economy
and his last chance to ditch austerity and stand up for hard working people.
announced so far is recycled money. Existing money which was already allocated
and budgeted for, not additional funding. Instead of investing and improving the NHS, this Government opted for a
damaging £3bn top down reorganisation that the public did not vote for.
approach to public spending has been a disaster. The plan did nothing to reduce
the deficit and left our public services in dire straits. Hundreds of thousands of public-service workers lost their jobs and the
promise to cut the deficit not the NHS was just empty words.
But in a desperate attempt to avoid negative headlines months before the
general election, the Government will try to use the same tricks again.
Everything UNISON Said in 2010 has been proved right. It is obvious the government's plans on the economy did not work: it did not reward workers, it penalised them; it did not protect the most vulnerable, it put them and more rise - and it certainly was not fair"