UNISON responds to IMF budget warning
UNISON is urging the government to heed and act upon the IMF report telling the government it will have to slow the pace of cuts if it does not see growth return before the end of this year.
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“This is a damning verdict from the IMF, and one which the government would be foolish to ignore. However, there is no point in waiting until the end of the year before calling a halt to these damaging cuts and injecting some growth into the economy.
“For more than two years we’ve warned this government against their austerity agenda, and for more than two years they have ploughed ahead with vicious attacks on our public services, and made life that bit harder for thousands of people across the UK.
“The UK cannot continue like this, and decisive action to encourage growth must be taken, and taken now, to prevent even more damage being done.”