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Public Works is UNISON Scotland's campaign for jobs, services, fair taxation and the Living Wage. This blog will provide news and analysis on the delivery of public services in Scotland. We welcome comments and if you would like to contribute to this blog, please contact Dave Watson d.watson@unison.co.uk. For other information on what's happening in UNISON Scotland please visit our website.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

A different economy

Scotland has a problem. It's the economy.

At the moment the wealthiest households in Scotland are 273 times richer than the poorest.
There are 8 people on unemployment benefit for every full time vacancy advertised.
Only 22% of Scots feel like they can influence decisions in their local area.

Oxfam Scotland's Our Economy report is a blueprint for a new kind of economy that is the servant of the people and meets the needs of everyone in Scotland.

This report shows that for too long, we have been obsessed with economic growth, without asking about the quality of that growth, and who benefits from it. That's led to massive and growing inequality. The report will be debated in the Scottish Parliament shortly after the recess in September. Write to your MSP and urge them to support.


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