TUC: working people must not pay for government failures

TUC logoUnions have said working people must not continue paying for government failures, as latest figures show child poverty has risen by 200,000 children over the past year.

Commenting on the latest Household Below Average Income data published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which show no progress on reducing working age poverty and a 4% rise in the proportion of children in poverty who are in working families, TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“We can tell how strong the economy is, and how fair it is, from how well working families are doing. But since the Conservative-led government took office in 2010, there has not been any progress reducing working age poverty.

“Working families were unfairly made to pay the price of a financial crisis they did not cause. With the economy now facing trouble again from Brexit, working people should not be made to pay the price a second time.”


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