Unemployment rises for fifth month running

Worries as jobless rise persists for fifth month - The number of people out of work and claiming unemployment in Britain rose for the fifth month running - the longest period since the end of 1992 when the country was in recession.

Over-65s given work rights boost - Over-65s will have the same protection against unfair dismissal as younger workers under new government measures.

Marx voted top thinker - "in this increasingly capitalist world Marx gives us the best vision with which to understand that world".

Cleaning staff to mount picket at House - Cleaners at the Houses of Parliament will mount their first ever picket line on Wednesday in protest at low pay. But they will dissolve it before prime minister's questions to allow the 55 MPs (including Gordon Brown, Geoff Hoon, Margaret Hodge and Ian McCartney) who belong to their union to raise their position directly with Tony Blair.

Trade unions drinking in last chance saloon - Marcia Roberts, deputy chief executive at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, suggests the lastest Workplace Employment Relations Survey showed that unions were stuck in the past. James Fothergill, senior policy adviser at the CBI, said that as HR policy evolved, the traditional role of the unions became less relevant.


Argos_Employee said...

Well no surprise on the unemployment. I think the economy is being to stagnate and with retail sales at an all time low it was inevitable people were going to lost their jobs.

Also with sell offs and closing down of what used to be major stores such as Allders and now Littlewoods being sold it is becoming a worrying situation.

James said...

Also, funny this news was 'buried' at the time of the London bombings. Five consecutive months of rising unemployment is very serious.