Tags: Austerity

Over 500 Greek men have committed suicide due to austerity measures

The effect of economic cuts on debt ravaged Greece included a dramatic rise in the number of men committing suicide, according to new research. The research, by Dr Nikolaos Antonakakis and Professor Alan Collins at the University of Portsmouth, is the first to examine the direct impact of fiscal austerity on suicide rates in any…

UK recovery is far behind schedule and not helping ordinary people, says TUC

The UK’s economic recovery is far behind schedule and is doing little to boost people’s living standards, according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Tuesday). The analysis shows that had growth risen in line with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) original forecasts the economy would have grown by 7.9 per cent since…

Austerity fears affecting the health of UK workers, says TUC survey

The harsh economic climate, austerity-related job cuts and job loss fears amongst those still in work is having a real impact on the health and well-being of workers, according to a TUC safety survey. The top safety concerns cited this year by union safety reps in the TUC’s tenth biennial survey this year were stress,…