The construction industry is facing a 'decade of pain', with around 60,000 jobs lost last year. According to a new report, 2012 saw downturn in public sector housing contracts, a fall in private housing contracts and infrastructure construction.
Construction union: workers have 'needlessly lost jobs'
New research from The Construction Skills Network have predicted falls in job levels within the construction industry every year until 2016.
The only areas to see employment grow will be Greater London and the East of England
These latest figures make grim but all too predictable reading. The construction industry is struggling as a direct result of Government policies.
The Government, the largest client in the construction industry, has cut spending at a time when the private sector has been unable to fill that gap. This has been catastrophic for construction workers who have needlessly lost their jobs.
– Steve Murphy, general secretary of construction union Ucatt