Jobseekers Work For Nothing and Get Treated like Dirt for Queen’s Jubilee: Is This a ‘One -Off’?
Boycott Workfare carries the detailed story of the latest Workfare scandal and causes for deeper concern -Here.
Number 10 are panicked that the public might realise that when people are made to work without pay, exploitation of the kind seen at the Queen’s Jubilee becomes not only possible but likely. They seek to assure us that this is a “one-off… isolated incident”.
From This is Plymouth,
Forelock tugging award of the year to this individual,
One trainee…..said they waited under London Bridge for two hours until 5am before working as stewards during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant.
He blamed “moaners and whingers” for exaggerating their plight.
But another Plymouth man, who quit halfway through, said the experience was “terrible”.
Plymouth City Council leader Cllr Tudor Evans has demanded an explanation for the alleged poor treatment of the Plymouth jobseekers.
Mr Evans said he had written to the charity Tomorrow’s People, which is responsible for organising the training as part of the Government’s Welfare to Work programme. The trip was designed to give proof of working as stewards at a major event to go in their NVQ folders. Tomorrow’s People has now begun an investigation.
We note that Tomorrow’s People (Here) say that they are,
an innovative national employment charity that is changing the lives of some of society’s most excluded and marginalised people through work.
Indeed these well-paid Charities are.
The Void more to the point, says that Tomorrow’s People are a Tory Business Front -here.
We would be interested to hear of any Suffolk cases, particularly involving the Suffolk Show.