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http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,3040...5,00.html?f=rss

Business

Worrying signs Energy Threat To Staff

Updated: 11:07, Monday February 13, 2006

The high price of energy is having an effect on companies, says the CBI.
Firms say they are expected to start laying off workers in the next few months
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The survey of 650 small and medium sized companies also showed domestic and overseas orders had fallen in the past quarter.

Normally bullish Sky seems to be changing its tone of late?

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http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,3040...5,00.html?f=rss

Business

Worrying signs Energy Threat To Staff

Updated: 11:07, Monday February 13, 2006

The high price of energy is having an effect on companies, says the CBI.
Firms say they are expected to start laying off workers in the next few months
.
The survey of 650 small and medium sized companies also showed domestic and overseas orders had fallen in the past quarter.

Normally bullish Sky seems to be changing its tone of late?

Realistbear, this article is based on a report from the CBI.

They have a vested interest in British Industry. This whole article is just a plea for lower interest rates by the CBI. They are making the same old threats about job cuts etc in order to try for lower interest rates.

The CBI often cry out for lower rates. Do a google on this if you don't believe me.

Also, WHAT unemployment crisis?

Can you please supply (credible) links to show me that the UK is in deep crisis over unemployment at present.

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Also, WHAT unemployment crisis?

Can you please supply (credible) links to show me that the UK is in deep crisis over unemployment at present.

Not a crisis just yet but somethings brewing... (wow there is even reference to some vague statistical margin of error; it's amazing how we are fed stats with no measure of how accurate they are or even how they were derived)

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=12

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Typical UK employers, typical CBI!

Not:

"Energy prices are high, we need to look at ways to be more energy efficient in our workplace"

But:

"Energy prices are high. We need to lay off staff to reduce costs"!

High energy prices - just an excuse to downsize your workforce and get those left behind doing more work for the same money...?

Seems to me the CBI has a single mantra - pay your workers as little as possible, and downsize regularly to reduce costs and keep the remainder insecure.

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