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New job cull

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Premier Foods announced 600 job cuts this week—
Issue 2286

Premier Foods announced 600 job cuts this week—

5 percent of its workforce.

And clothing firm Peacocks went into administration—plunging 10,000 workers into an uncertain future.

The gift shop Past Times also went into administration.

Last week the Royal Bank of Scotland announced 3,500 job losses. Little Chef and La Senza are slashing jobs too.

Austerity isn’t ending the crisis. Some economic forecasters say Britain is back in recession.

Occupying La Senza workers in Dublin won a victory last week. We need more of this kind of action to save jobs.

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