STUC on Labour Market Statistics

January 18th 2017

Commenting on publication of the latest official labour market statistics for Scotland, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

“As the STUC has consistently stated, these statistics indicate deteriorating labour market conditions and serious underlying problems. These problems include not just the availability of jobs, but job quality too.

“Continuing Tory austerity and now, Brexit uncertainty, pose real and continuing risks to employment levels over the period ahead. It is also vital that the Scottish budget prioritises the retention of public sector jobs and the best use of investment in enterprise to aid job creation.”

ENDS

For further information contact Dave Moxham 0141 337 8100 dmoxham@stuc.org.uk

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