Ipswich Unemployed Action.

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Unemployment Set to Keep Rising.

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Unemployment in the UK is set to hit 2.75 million by November next year as the economic recovery fails to boost the jobs market, research has claimed. (More here).

The ‘Flexible New Deal’ is to be followed by Work for Benefits. We have mentioned that East Anglia will be a Pilot area. This will be followed by the rest of the country. With these figures the signs are that a vast number of people are going to end up under the thumb of private Companies, Charities, Voluntary Organisations. Full-time. Dependent on their Good Will. Of the ‘good practice’ of the likes of a4e and Working Links. Not that, charities and ‘voluntary groups’ are exactly famous for this in regard to their own staff. As the trade unions know only too well.

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Written by Andrew Coates

November 3, 2009 at 11:27 am

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  1. I was on the New Deal last Christmas, you name it we had it experianced tradesmen, engineers, computer technicians, health care assistants, county archaeologists.
    Nearly a year later neither I or anyone else I have since bumped into has had any employment whatsoever and to make things worse we have had to watch many of the firms we hoped would employ us when things picked up go bust in the mean time.

    Lowestoft's (Not So)Finest

    November 4, 2009 at 5:41 pm

  2. I’m about to go on the Flexible New Deal as well! More of the same….

    Andrew Coates

    November 5, 2009 at 12:07 pm

  3. can anyone tell me how much reed get paid per person on the pathways programme?
    Many thanks Roy

    roy waring

    March 17, 2010 at 11:26 am


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