Working families hit by cuts in tax credits should join a union to fight for better pay from employers who can well afford it as Osborne confirms says GMB.
GMB commented on the Budget delivered today (8th July 2015) by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.
Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary, said "This is a beautifully crafted con trick by Osborne.
On the one hand he offers a vision of a living wage which is welcome. He confirms what GMB has being saying for some time – the vast majority of employers can afford pay rises and no amount of howling from CBI will alter that fact. On the other hand he is taking away money from working families without any guarantee that they will be better off.
For the huge numbers of working families that will be hit by cuts in tax credits the answer is simple – they should join a union to fight for better pay from employers who can well afford it as Osborne confirms.
George Osborne is big in attacking working families and young workers but he has yet to take action on the billions of public money flowing out of the country into tax havens because of the abuse of housing benefits income by private landlords."