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TUC exposes true scale of Tories' jobs massacre

Issue No. 2219

Some 150,000 jobs are being slashed in the public sector—and that’s before George Osborne’s spending review—according to a study by the GMB union.

For all the talk of protecting health, some 36,000 jobs are being cut from NHS trusts with another 10,000 going across the rest of the NHS.

Scotland has the most job losses in the pipeline—19,198.

A total of 76,262 jobs are set to disappear around Britain.

A further study released at the TUC shows that the cuts will hurt the poorest hardest.

Single parents and pensioners living alone will lose out the most according to research by the TUC and the Unison union.

The poorest 10 percent will suffer cuts in services equivalent to 20p for every pound of their household income.

The richest 10 percent lose 1.5p in the pound.

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