Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://secure.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/887/22162

From The Socialist newspaper, 3 February 2016

Tories axe 310 jobs in Northern powerhouse

Marion Lloyd, PCS union rep, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Tories have announced the closure of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) office in Sheffield next year. This makes a mockery of their 'Northern powerhouse' economic policy.

The BIS cut includes the loss of 250 jobs. This follows the 2015 Autumn Statement announcement that the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, based in Wath-upon-Dearne, South Yorkshire, will also close. A further 60 jobs are threatened there. The two decisions are a major blow to the economic development of Yorkshire.

They give the lie to the government's publicly stated 'Northern powerhouse' objective to drive economic growth and make jobs.

Lois Austin, an official for public sector union PCS, said: "The decision to close the BIS office in Sheffield and transfer the work to London, combined with the decision to close the Wath UK Commission for Employment and Skills, demonstrate that the austerity policies of this government override the need for regional economic development.

Closures

"PCS and other trade unions will oppose these closures, and the loss of jobs, with all available resources." The Socialist Party fully supports PCS members fighting this attack. Reverse all cuts - for investment in decent jobs for all, throughout the country.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 3 February 2016:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Solidarity with health workers

Tax the 1%

Bedroom Tax ruling: The fight to scrap it must continue

Air pollution destroys more lives and homes

Conservatives have no interest in collecting corporation taxes

Them & Us


Readers' comments and reviews

Private renting: Unfit homes and couch surfing

Witty take on credit crunch misses problems at heart of capitalism

Arrested 'Heathrow 13' climate activist speaks

Letters


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Fight to save Huddersfield A&E

Angry south Londoners march against the housing bill

Newham Labour disunited against austerity

Councillor suspended after cuts query: activists seek joint work

Wakefield tells big business to frack-off!

Celebrating the revolutionary life of Robert Burns

Fighting to save the last two play centres


Socialist Party features

World economy heading into a storm

Zika virus: Another healthcare system failure


Workplace news

Fight to save 1,550 finance jobs in Surrey

Tories axe 310 jobs in Northern powerhouse

London Transport workers braced for huge cuts in spending

Tories are taking London taxi drivers for a ride

Crane drivers' strike for pay rise

Tesco slashes pay for thousands of workers

Workplace news in brief


International socialist news and analysis

Japan: The failure of 'Abenomics'

CWI world congress success


 

Home   |   The Socialist 3 February 2016   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Tories:

triangleTrump and Tories are a threat to environment

triangleTories launch 'non manifesto'

triangleSixth-form college strikes: 'Sticking two fingers up at the Tories'

triangleStevenage Socialist Party: Kick out the Tories!

triangleSave the NHS: kick out the Tories

Jobs:

triangleTata announces 1,000 job cuts - Steel unions must fight for every job!

triangleFighting for free education, jobs, homes, and a future worth living

trianglePay, jobs, pensions... Vote for a fighting general secretary

triangle39 migrants found dead in Essex lorry container

PCS:

trianglePCS general secretary election

trianglePCS union general secretary election

trianglePCS union ballot closes 12 December: Marion Lloyd for general secretary

Sheffield:

triangleSheffield Socialist Party: Tories out! Corbyn in with socialist policies

triangleSouth Yorkshire: No to fire service cuts!

Closures:

trianglePCS union election: For a fighting democratic general secretary

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

12/12/19

PCS

PCS general secretary election

11/12/19

Walthamstow

Avenue of trees saved!

11/12/19

Podcasts

Latest podcasts

11/12/19

Carmarthenshire

Undervalued gritters to walk out

10/12/19

Socialist Party

Come and discuss with us after the election

10/12/19

Morrisons

Pay Deal: ACAS sides with management

10/12/19

Usdaw

The Activist Issue 82 - for retail workers

9/12/19

Swansea

Swansea: Corbyn rally attracts turnout but many can't get in

4/12/19

Socialist Party

Fight for your future - join the socialists

4/12/19

UCU

Strikes: more determined than ever

4/12/19

Socialist Students

Students and workers united in struggle

4/12/19

South Western Railway

It's a strike to ensure the safety of the travelling public

4/12/19

Surrey

Surrey firefighters to ballot on Christmas industrial action

4/12/19

Hull

Social workers lobby Hull City Council

4/12/19

Climate change

Climate strikes: Students and trade unionists protest together

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07954 376 096

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999