Mandatory Attendance Centres: Prisons for the Unemployed.
Thousands of unemployed benefit claimants will be forced to turn up at job centres for 35 hours a week to prove they are looking for work.
Iain Duncan Smith wants to make sure people claiming jobless benefits are not ‘cheating the system; by secretly working cash-in-hand.
The Work and Pensions Secretary warned that people who fail to turn up to special classrooms in job centres without good reason will lose their benefits. Daily Mail.
Ian Duncan Smith, who’s never done an honest day’s work in his life says,
“Prior to the Work Programme we are going to pilot a Mandatory Attendance Centre where selected individuals will receive expert support and supervision while they search and apply for jobs – that is 9 o’clock to 5 o’clock – 35 hours a week – for up to six months, simulating the working day.
“These pilots will be targeted at claimants who will benefit from the intensive support – one pilot before the Work Programme and one for after the Work Programme.
“Alongside the Mandatory Work Programme and our tough sanctions regime, this marks the end of the something for nothing culture.”
Except that is for those getting the work of gang mastering the unemployed, and the companies and charities running the ‘something for nothing’ free labour they will be able to use the “Help to Work” scheme.