The jobs crisis we are facing
17.11.11 - Byron Taylor
I’ve just seen the latest unemployment figures, and I wanted to make sure you’ve seen them too.
Unemployment went up again this summer. And over 1 million young people are now out of work – a record high.
Today, we’re starting a new campaign to tell the real stories of this jobs crisis. If you have lost your job, or if you are worried about the future for you or your family, we want you to speak out. Together, we have to make Cameron and Osborne realise how many lives are being ruined by the jobs crisis they have caused with their reckless gamble with the economy. Will you help us?
I’ve got two young children, and this government’s austerity measures are hurting families like us. Food, heating and other bills just keep going up and up – making ends meet each month is hard enough, without worrying about our jobs as well.
Even more of us are worried about our young people – so many are coming out of school or college and can’t get a job. What sort of future will they have?
Cameron and Osborne are taking a reckless gamble with our economy, and with people’s lives – and the gamble’s not paying off. Their austerity measures are not only cutting the services we rely on, and the pensions that give us dignity in retirement - they’re also responsible for putting so many people out of work.
The Tories like to talk tough about paying down the deficit, but by putting tens of thousands of people on the dole - claiming benefits instead of paying taxes - their sums simply don’t add up. They're making it harder to get the deficit down, and are set to borrow billions more than they planned.
That’s why I’m asking you to share your stories today – so that together we can paint a picture of what this government’s economic gamble is doing to people across the country.
Cameron and Osborne have chosen this path – but it doesn’t have to be this way. Be part of our campaign to say no to austerity, and no to the jobs crisis.
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