Unemployment – Let’s Tackle the Causes, Not Alienate Jobseekers

Following on from the post yesterday regarding potential community work schemes that could be investigation – ideally by an independent committee – I have a strong belief that we need to strengthen work experience schemes for jobseekers that would like to gain further experience or new experience in an area that they are interested in working in. I am a […]

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Ending Workfare – aka State Mandated Slavery

Workfare is, unfortunately, anything but fair. Workfare is a catch-all used to describe government sanctioned schemes that require benefit claimants to do unpaid work in return for their benefits – in many cases unpaid work for profit-making, private sector companies. The Tories say that Workfare is not compulsory – the reason they give is that if benefit claimants do not […]

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Workfare in Bury & Beyond

‘Workfare’ is a scheme which apparently helps get people back to work – using a curious system of what can only be described as modern day slavery. Shockingly (or maybe unsurprisingly), many local councils are not opposed to using ‘workfare’ to bolster their own workforce. Workfare leads to less time to actually look for a job (which is apparently the […]

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