(339) Fifty two billion pounds!

Satellite_imageThat’s how much money Britain’s Trades Union Council says has been removed from the British economy via lost and low wages, unemployment and underemployment since the start of the recession.  To underscore what this means in terms of injury to people’s well being the TUC has launched a campaign called Britain Needs A Payrise.  So does Canada come to think of it, and the Americans are looking a little down-in-the-face these days as well.

Britain Needs A Payrise
TUC.org.uk

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