TUC welcomes auto-industry support, but package cannot be ‘last word’

Responding to Lord Mandelson's statement TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: 'There is much to welcome in Lord Mandelson's announcement today. He has accepted the case for support and has rightly put emphasis on training and securing a low-carbon future for the automotive sector. This is exactly the kind of sensible government intervention in industrial policy that the TUC has long advocated. But employees in the sector will be worried that not enough is being done to keep them in work during the recession ready for the recovery. This should not be the last word.'