Ipswich Unemployed Action.

Campaigning for Unemployed Rights.

Workfare: Get Rid of the Whole Kit and Caboodle.

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Yesterday the Government came undone.

They were very firmly told by business – mainly retailers – that they do not want to be associated with free forced labour.

Ministers went off muttering about us ‘Trots’ and ‘Anarchists’  who’d protested against their scheme.

Their impotent rage is highly amusing.

Ipswich Northgate  Library rang out with joy yesterday (thanks W for pointing out the climb down as it was announced).

More developments are happening this morning.

 A Mr No comments on this site (we suspect this may not be his real name),

“In a separate development, Boots has stopped some of its stores participating in a different scheme – the government’s flagship work programme – aimed at helping the long-term unemployed find jobs. Some stores had been approached locally to provide placements but would no longer be doing so, it said.

And of course the same principles of punitive measure removal should apply to any and all other similar schemes that fall under WP and CAP and any yet to be determined.

And if the pressure is kept up a lot more companies might actually be seen to be doing the right thing and demanding that benefits should not be stopped for any claimant on any benefit who declines or withdraws from any ‘work experience’ scheme, whoever provides it.

There should be no mandatory, compulsory, forced, coerced work (That’s work! Not experience, never mind the spin and deception and psychological aspects!) put upon anyone, unless they want to in my opinion! Of course, many may want to, fine, but that’s not what the head honchos want. Any of them! They want their little scams to run. I’m rambling a bit now!

Ramble all you like.

You are 100% right!


Written by Andrew Coates

March 1, 2012 at 9:56 am

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  1. Gosh!

    I do love a good ramble, I must say.

    Cheers mate. Great blog, good people.

    Mr No

    March 1, 2012 at 9:16 pm

  2. If You put as much of your energy into Job Search as you do on this site, you would have found work by now.


    March 2, 2012 at 9:41 am

    • Yah: go for it kiddo!

      Andrew Coates

      March 2, 2012 at 9:52 am

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