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PCS Balloting on Strike Action in Job Centres.

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Consultative ballot over safety in jobcentres

The Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) is balloting members on potential strike action

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The Department for Work and Pensions says it is “disappointing to hear” that Jobcentre Plus staff are considering industrial action after the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) launched a ballot for members as to whether to strike.

The union launched the ballot this week amid an ongoing dispute over staff being asked to return to working in-person at jobcentres around the country, rather than continuing to work from home during the pandemic.

In response, the DWP told Plymouth Live it was disappointed that the union had “chosen this course of action, as the country re-opens and our jobcentres return to full opening hours”.

The department said it remains “absolutely committed to maintaining all our services to customers, and [to] ensuring our sites remain Covid-secure for colleagues and customers in line with the latest public health and Government guidance”.

Use your vote in the PCS DWP safety ballot

07 May 2021

PCS is asking DWP members to share their views in a consultation ballot about the safety risks caused by the extension of services in jobcentres and rushed plans for video calling

Are you worried about being forced back into a jobcentre when your work can be done from home? Then you need to vote yes in our safety ballot.

This ballot, which ends on 21 May, is not just about work coaches and face-to-face work. It is equally about the safety of all staff in jobcentres.

  1. Are you concerned about your safety?
  2. Are you an AO band B being forced back into a jobcentre when you don’t really do face-to-face work and your job could just as easily still be done more safely from home?
  3. Are you an HEO being forced back into a jobcentre when your job could just as easily still be done more safely from home.
  4. Are you concerned about the safety risks from management’s rushed plans for video calling?

PCS is opposed to AOs and HEOs being forced into offices and put at risk. We say the DWP is rushing too many people back too soon. They are putting you, security guards, cleaners and the public at risk.

Video calling is another ill conceived, rushed idea that endangers staff. There is no guaranteed protection against your identity being shared publicly, or your video call being recorded and shared. And DWP isn’t prepared to pay the money it will take to safeguard you against these risks.

If you vote yes in the PCS safety ballot it will mean your union has more strength in negotiations to stop AOs and HEOs being forced into jobcentres and to stop video calling being forced on our members.

If you are angry and concerned about these thing vote yes.

This is an electronic online ballot for members who have registered a personal email with PCS and postal for those that haven’t. 

Non-members who join by noon on 12 May can vote.

Written by Andrew Coates

May 9, 2021 at 3:57 pm

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  1. Well they do have a point. First the risk to Jobcentre staff from Covid-19 infection, if there is a mass return to Jobcentres. Secondly the risk of DWP staff appearing naked on youtube, after a video conference with a claimant.

    Jeff Smith

    May 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm

  2. 1. Aren’t you sick of working for the DWP ?
    2. Having to sanction people and be cruel to them ?
    3. Isn’t it far nicer working from home, and out of that awful Jobcentre ?
    4.Wouldn’t you like never to have to go back, but still get the 30K ?
    Then fucking strike ! And with a bit of luck you’ll still be able to have that afternoon nooky
    with the wife. Play pool with your mates, and nobody any the wiser.

    George M

    May 9, 2021 at 4:42 pm

  3. I’m still mystified as to what the purpose and function of the Jobcentre actually is. I don’t see why they are needed, even for phone appointments what’s the point in them ringing me to ask if my circumstances have changed? If they had I would have told them. It’s not like the Jobcentre has any jobs on display for you to apply for, just internet access to find jobs yourselves, which you can do anywhere, at home if you have internet, or at the library, or on your smartphone. Shutdown the Jobcentres and turn them into public IT and Advice centres.

    trev

    May 9, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    • The internet trev like so many job vocations has killed any chance DWP has at being relevant let alone significant.
      DWP has zero power to provide anyone a job outside of the civil service. Any notion that the likes of indeed, jobsite, etc need governments assistance to supply a bridge to the population is laughable and just shows still how out of touch ministers/politicians are with the power of the internet.
      The DWP or more importantly the government should recognize job related welfare’s only purpose these days is as a cost effective way around not supplying FREE education for an aging workforce who desperately need to upskill to have any chance of remaining useful to the job market.

      Gone are the days a person can sustain themselves on a minimum wage that fails to keep up with cost of living through both pay rate and hours supplied.
      This government or any successive government shouldn’t waste time pushing people into meaningless employment that’s going the way of the dinosaur. They should be putting people in college seats to study trades that are still going to be around in 10 years time instead of hoping rather foolishly that somehow these very people are magically going to be able to afford an advanced learners loan to lift themselves out of poverty.
      We dont need a pay for your future approach, we need an investment in people approach before the rest of the world turns us into the first developed western third world sweat shop.

      Doug

      May 9, 2021 at 8:49 pm

      • Yes well put Doug

        trev

        May 9, 2021 at 9:11 pm

      • Well put and how do we know what the future of work will be?

        My East London Grandad has a well paid job in the print in Fleet Street all his life – after he has served in the Great War – working for the Times in the print shop. His brothers had work in the same industry. One of my Scots uncles worked in printing in East Kilbride (the company that did the Radio Times).

        Who would have predicted that all that would be gone?

        Andrew Coates

        May 9, 2021 at 9:26 pm

      • Generations of my family worked in the woolen textile mills of West Yorkshire and in the steel foundries and coal mines of South Yorkshire, mostly all gone now.

        trev

        May 10, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    • Jobcentres are necessary for at least one thing Trev. If there’s a problem with my claim, I’d still much rather be able to walk to my Jobcentre, which is only a couple of minutes from where I live, and sort it out than potentially getting stuck on the phone for however long, or fobbed off. It’s easier to deal with people face to face. It’s harder for them to ignore you. And if you’re claiming UC, it’s even easier for them to fob you off and deny you access to a human with this ‘digital by default’ crap and the requirement to do everything via a journal which they can conveniently ignore when it suits them.

      KJ

      May 20, 2021 at 12:24 am

      • If there is a problem with your claim my local jobcentre will just just you the number of the ‘Benefit Delivery Centre’ and send you on your way 😉 But you are right about it being easier to fob people off by phone. It is like doctors appointments. It is all telephone and digital appointments now. All to ‘triage’ you into a black-hole and hope you either die or go private. If you think you are seriously ill you have turn up at Accident & Emergency, the NHS isn’t no Holby City. It is like the Australian system. Down Under you are not allowed elective surgery (treatment that can be scheduled). My Aussie friend (only in her early thirties) was in agony with pains in her gallbladder, it was shot through with holes, but the doctors wouldn’t do anything. She only got treated when she was at death’s door, and went through the Emergency Room door. We in the UK are operating the same system in disguise. At least Down Under they are honest about it. And in case you are wondering the gall bladder problem it was supposedly down to eating too much fatty foods 😉

        fred

        May 20, 2021 at 5:44 am

      • And when I say operating the same system as Down Under I mean we have ALWAYS been operating the same system. t doesn’t matter what flavour of government is power either. I have tales of woe regarding the NHS stretching back to when I was a kid, enough to fill a book. I I have seen enough of them to realise that they are not all the propaganda cracks them up to be.

        fred

        May 20, 2021 at 5:57 am

  4. I thought they would be striking over wearing no face masks in Job Centres. Civil Servants it says what it does on the tin Servant.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 9, 2021 at 5:08 pm

  5. Have all Work Coaches been vaccinated !!!! Have the DWP even thought about it !!!

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 9, 2021 at 5:17 pm

  6. It started with the Work Coaches have to work on Saturday & Sundays from now on. then they realized they coul be the new DWP Covid Variant starting a third wave of the virus breaking their own Governments safety rules.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 9, 2021 at 5:24 pm

  7. The DWP Minister admits she does not run the DWP in case it all goes wrong, but when it goes really well the DWP Minister is proud the run the DWP. Like all the other DWP Ministers since 2010 with Tory Utopia.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 9, 2021 at 5:26 pm

  8. Serco has just won the contract to run the Equality Commission. Serco just beat G4S for the Equality Commission Contract.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 9, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    • Vested interest Tories !!

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      May 9, 2021 at 5:30 pm

  9. I thought being in Brexit they would have banned Trade Unions & Strikes & any workers rights by now.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 9, 2021 at 6:15 pm

  10. So much for the ‘new normal’, what happened to that? I thought that having collectively stared potential death in the face we as a Society were supposed to have reassessed our priorities in life and to have awoken from the dream we were in to see through the artificial cultural and Political constructs that previously imprisoned us. Fuck the DWP and the Jobcentre, they no longer have any relevance in our lives. Now is the time for Unconditional Basic Income, and the time to demand it. Are you listening Boris, Sunak, IDS, Starmer? We ain’t gonna work on Maggie’s farm no more.

    trev

    May 9, 2021 at 9:20 pm

  11. superted

    May 9, 2021 at 11:14 pm

  12. Deaths of people on benefits prompt inquiry call

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56819727

    superted

    May 10, 2021 at 12:25 pm

  13. The benefit system functioned perfectly well for over a year, with Jobcentres closed, and no signing-on.
    Everyone was paid on time, the system did not collapse. Despite there being millions of claimants.
    Without any interference from Jobcentres and Work Coaches. Any sensible society would now re-evaluate the whole benefit system, in favour of Universal Basic Income.

    Jeff Smith

    May 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    • Yep, why spend £Billions of public money every year on keeping the Jobcentres open? What does the country get in return for that expenditure? The Social Security system ensures that millions of people fall into debt and arrears through deliberate payment delays and Sanctions, forcing them to rely on foodbanks to which the public donate. How does this situation make any sense? This is what Starmer’s Labour party ought to be saying and questioning but they’re still too scared of being branded the ‘Scroungers party’ or the ‘Dole party’.

      trev

      May 10, 2021 at 1:13 pm

      • @trev- The problem is Trev, as we saw in 2019, if Labour start wrapping themselves in the Red Flag again, they are headed for disaster. It’s not just about what the party wants, if they want to get elected, they need to pay more attention to what the general public wants.

        Jeff Smith

        May 10, 2021 at 2:25 pm

      • In the case of Social Security though, and the question of glaringly obvious waste of public funds by an out of control obsolete agency, you’d think even the Conservative old guard would be keen to sort out the mess and put a stop to it all. Instead they let IDS loose to blow more Billions on insane welfare reforms. The world has gone mad. Jobs are being lost to technology too, soon it must become obvious that there’s more workers than jobs and the Social Security system is not designed for that. We need Basic Income as a matter of urgency. All political parties need to wake up to the elephant in the room.

        trev

        May 10, 2021 at 3:10 pm

      • @ Jeff

        “if they want to get elected, they need to pay more attention to what the general public wants.”

        That’s easier said than done because different sections of the public want different things. Many of the White Working Class (that I know personally have spoken to) want an end to immigration and existing immigrants sent “back to where they come from”, how can Labour agree to that? Many older Working Class people want a return to Imperial measurements and even pre-decimal currency, will Labour deliver? People such as myself want the abolition of Jobcentres and the introduction of Unconditional Basic Income, and a lower State Pension age, will Labour listen to what I want? Of course not. I don’t think Political parties do allow the general public to decide their manifestos.

        trev

        May 10, 2021 at 3:56 pm

  14. I had my first interview with the pimps this morning, won’t be going to their office everything will be done via the telephone every fortnight from cv writing to interview techniques, no mention of signing any paperwork it sounds like a right bag of shite.

    Cloverleaf

    May 10, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    • they will need your sig at some point as the whp is part funded buy the esf so a sig is required prob doing this atm because they cant cram ppl in to there small office spaces atm, tho that will change next month.

      the provider has no right to your phone number as it was not given buy you so you should of said no thanks for the help and to remove your phone number from there system and if they refuse then send a complaint to the ico.

      superted

      May 10, 2021 at 1:48 pm

  15. Labour need to change their whole colour scheme for 2024. It’s time for a new look.
    Why not swap the old soviet -style red, for something more appropriate? A new colour that
    has a sense of solidarity about it, but without seeming too dramatic or intrusive.
    How about Maroon ? It’s darker, reassuringly sensible…… For a new way forward.

    George M

    May 10, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    • Maroon? Like a 1950s BSA.

      trev

      May 10, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    • Best stick to Red on second thoughts George…

      trev

      May 10, 2021 at 5:30 pm

      • @trev- This is exactly what puts off the liberal middle-class, and every chorus of this costs the Labour Party votes.These are the voters Starmer must get, and they only flag they care about is the Union Jack.
        This Red Flag stuff looks like Russian communism in the raw. It’s alien and destructive to a lot of people, and in the end unpatriotic.

        Jeff Smith

        May 10, 2021 at 6:40 pm

      • Well what can I say? I mean, Labour IS a Socialist party! Even Starmer comes from a Marxist /Trotskyist background (as Comrade Coates can testify). If you’re not comfortable with having a Socialist identity perhaps the Labour party isn’t for you. I really don’t understand the thinking behind following, joining or voting for a Socialist party then complaining that it’s too Socialist! You could always join the LibDems if that’s more your thing.

        trev

        May 10, 2021 at 6:58 pm

  16. Andrew Coates

    May 10, 2021 at 3:22 pm

  17. How can you do CV writing and interview technics over the phone?

    Big bird

    May 10, 2021 at 3:25 pm

  18. Good question Big bird I was thinking 💭 the same thing myself. Pimps have probably gone bonkers!

    Cloverleaf

    May 10, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    • well if you got fuck all to put on a cv in the first place not much point in interview skills is there as these days it is what is on your cv like checkable references and recognised qualifications is what matters not some crap making pictures out of bog roll.

      imo they will just maintain contact via the phone until they can get everyone enrolled and signed up and that’s when the fun will start.

      you should make it clear to them on the next call that they are wasting there resources on you and they wont get a job outcome payment or a delivery fee as you wont sign there paper work but will be happy to participate and stand in the corner all day.

      places on these things are limited at the moment so informing them that they would have more luck with trying to con some other sucker in to there scam would be more cost effective from there point of view.

      superted

      May 10, 2021 at 9:43 pm

  19. Oh good , let’s have a Full Independent Public Inquiry over DWP deaths that takes over 30 years like the Grenfell Tower one. Deaths at the DWP does not merit Full Independent Public Inquiries. It also does not merit Corporate Manslaughter. The DWP should be charged for DWP State Sponsored Murders which is a criminal offence. DWP seems to be run by criminals that also include the DWP as criminal for Universal Credit Sanctions. The United Nations have already had a full public inquiry over the DWP Human Rights Abuses within the DWP Policy.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 10, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    • DWP = Death Without Pleasures

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      May 10, 2021 at 5:09 pm

      • Pleasures = Food Clothes & Shelter. FCS

        Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

        May 10, 2021 at 5:10 pm

      • DWP = Department for Worry & Persecution

        trev

        May 10, 2021 at 5:17 pm

  20. Free, Means tested and how full-time education fits in with welfare.

    At the queens speech today Boris is so called going to put rocket fuel into retraining and upskilling for older teenagers and adults alike. Thing is are we still going to see a have and have not situation coupled with a notice “unemployed need not apply if full-time” ?

    Currently the welfare system does not allow full-time education, stipulates a claimant has to give up said education despite being in debt to for ANY job offer even if its cleaning toilets for 10 hours a week min wage with no guarantee your work next week.

    Will we see a change of stance in this area, will as Boris boasts steer in a direction that encourages all unemployed to study full-time rather than waste time in min wage jobs that are bound to make near any education plans impossible to complete ?

    Doug

    May 11, 2021 at 6:24 am

  21. I wonder if I will have to train with only nine months until I reach 66 and retirement. I remember a guy forced to go on new deal for thirteen weeks although he only had a month to go before retirement. He didn’t stay any longer than he had to but it shows they don’t mind wasting money if it causes distress.

    Rob

    May 11, 2021 at 7:46 am

  22. Reblogged this on Tory Britain! .

    A6er

    May 11, 2021 at 8:21 am

  23. Then raise the maroon standard high
    Beneath its folds we’ll live and die
    Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer
    We’ll keep the maroon flag flying here…

    George M

    May 11, 2021 at 11:12 am

    • The “Maroon flag”, Haha doesn’t have quite the same ring to it somehow. If the two main parties merged into one, Conservative and Labour, Blue and Red, then the flag would be a horrible purple/maroon colour. Is that what you’re suggesting? That Hegelian Dialectic results in Synthesis? Thesis versus Antithesis produces Synthesis, hence we end up with just one Political party and no elections. Taken to its ultimate conclusion, a One World Government, the New World Order!

      trev

      May 11, 2021 at 11:32 am

      • The real maroon flag ;

        bob1234232

        May 20, 2021 at 3:28 am

      • bob1234232

        May 20, 2021 at 3:31 am

      • The real maroon standard

        bob1234232

        May 20, 2021 at 3:32 am

    • There’s only going to be one entry for the next Eurovision song contest, and here it is…

      trev

      May 11, 2021 at 12:52 pm

      • @trev- Have you any idea how this will sound to the voters of Tunbridge Wells ? Or the Home Counties ?

        Jeff Smith

        May 11, 2021 at 4:13 pm

      • I don’t know where the Home Counties or Tunbridge Wells are! I’m guessing it’s a bit different from Grimethorpe or Orgreave.

        trev

        May 11, 2021 at 4:23 pm

  24. Just had my phone interview with the Jobcentre, which took me by surprise because it was booked for 3.45pm not 2.00pm, just shows you need to keep your phone handy on the day regardless of the time. Anyway, that’s that, got another phone call booked in for 25th May, still no mention of face-to-face appointments. I’m free to get on with the rest of my day now.

    trev

    May 11, 2021 at 1:06 pm

  25. Andrew Coates

    May 11, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    • It happened to me once when I lived in Bradford, went to vote only to find that someone had already voted in my name. Mind you, that’s Bradford, corruption is rife, candidates are mainly Asian and get elected according to Biradari loyalties, there’s all kinds of scams going on.

      trev

      May 11, 2021 at 2:20 pm

      • Yes it does happen but it is extremely rare:

        Andrew Coates

        May 11, 2021 at 3:51 pm

      • As there is next to no voter fraud going on in the UK this move is 100% an attempt at voter suppression, a disgraceful but very common tactic used by the Republican Party in America to discourage minorities from the ballot. Boris knows that most of the people without passports or photo card driving licenses are the ones who don’t drive or take foreign holidays, i.e., older people, young people, poorer people and hard pressed people. Apparently people without photo ID will have to apply to their local authority to get it, presumably something similar to the bus pass retired folk can get from councils to enable them to use public transport gratis. The question is: How many people without photo ID will go to the trouble to apply to local authorities for a “voting card” which presumably requires at least one passport photo (about £5.00 for four in a Photo Me booth) to be submitted as well as specified proof to show that you are who you say you are, e.g., birth certificate etc., possibly countersigned by a “responsible person” to bear witness that what you claim is true?

        I mean it’s been a struggle to get mistrustful minorities to turn up for Covid vaccination, which might save their lives, and is probably going to be even hard to persuade them to jump through hoops to get some sort of photo ID from their local authority to enable them to vote in elections, especially if it costs them money and requires them to put themselves out to acquire. Large numbers of citizens amongst minorities don’t vote now and if Johnson beings in the photo ID requirement even few will be voting in local and general elections in future skewing the ballot towards the Conservatives permanently.

        Typical behaviour for a cheat like Boris Johnson but a bad thing and very sad day for British democracy.

        Aleister

        May 12, 2021 at 4:04 pm

  26. PCS raises concerns about handling of Rotation 9 and Saturday opening in Jobcentres

    https://www.pcs.org.uk/department-for-work-and-pensions/news/pcs-raises-concerns-about-handling-of-rotation-9-and-saturday

    superted

    May 11, 2021 at 2:02 pm

  27. Pimps have sent me some rubbish where I have to upload my cv and pick some courses. Logged in with username and password but I refused to click on accept cookies so I couldn’t get on the site. I don’t have to accept cookies so that’s that I won’t be doing their crappy course work 🍄🍄🍄

    Cloverleaf

    May 11, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    • How would someone without broadband upload a cv ?

      trev

      May 11, 2021 at 3:36 pm

      • @trev: Maybe they expect him to go down to the public library and upload it ? But now he’s agreed to do the course, what will happen if he doesn’t upload his CV ?

        George M

        May 11, 2021 at 4:03 pm

      • My public library hasn’t returned to normal opening yet, only open for computers two hours in certain days and have to be booked in advance.

        trev

        May 11, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    • have they asked you to sign anything and send it back? this seems well dodgy to me as not even the jcp can make you do that.

      at the end of the day you have no contract with this company and they are breaching the data protection act id ring them and put them in there place as this is not on at all! and have your phone number removed from there data base or you will be reporting this to the ico.

      superted

      May 11, 2021 at 3:37 pm

      • @superted – I’m getting that sanction feeling about this. Cloverleaf agrees to do the course with the provider. His work Coach will have entered that fact on his records. Now Cloverleaf is refusing cookies, and so by implication, refusing to co-operate with his enrollment ?

        Jeff Smith

        May 11, 2021 at 4:11 pm

      • they need your permission in righting to process your personnel details same with excepting cookies on web sites you have to accept the terms and conditions of that site or not.

        the provider is complementary ignoring the gdpr and now are forcing them to use a web site on there own computer they can fuck right off.

        superted

        May 11, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    • Be careful about uploading your CV, because once you’ve done that you never know from that point on who has seen it or gets to see it. As far as I know you cannot be made to make your CV public and there was a hell of a fuss about this and the original Universal Jobmatch website, because the DWP tried to bamboozle people into uploading their CVs for “employers” to browse, although it turned out that security was so lax pretty much anybody could get free rein to do this by posing as na employer, sometimes threatening people with fake sanctions and whatnot to make them toe the line. I made the mistake of making my CV public after being advised to do so and ended up getting bombarded with nuisance calls, morning, noon and night, trying to sell me crap and sign me up for courses almost immediately after doing so. This never happened before I uploaded my details and I can only assume that my data had been “harvested” and included in a data list containing millions of names which got sold on to goodness knows how many telesales companies without my consent.

      Eventually things became so bad I actually had to ditch my original telephone number and get another one.

      My advice would be to keep all of your data, especially your CV private.

      Aleister

      May 11, 2021 at 4:58 pm

      • Reed will share your CV with the Jobcentre for sure.

        fred

        May 11, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    • You agreed to sign up with the parasites even though it was not mandatory. You bowed down and ‘took the knee’ to the DWP.

      bob1234232

      May 20, 2021 at 3:41 am

  28. What does it do?
    JETS will provide light touch, personalised employment support for 6 months, which could give you the boost you need to return to employment. This might include:

    a personal adviser – including regular contact to agree a tailored action plan to help get you back into employment
    assessment of your employment support needs
    help with IT skills, job search, CV writing, interview support
    support to consider different employment sectors/routes and ways of working including home working
    building confidence, self-belief and self-motivation
    support for anxieties about working in a Covid-19 environment including potential access to mental health and wellbeing support
    signposting to skills support and other specialised help and training

    seems like they are totally ignoring what jets is for and dumping you on a pointless online course and want your cv to try get someone to employ you and get there job outcome payment and dont forget the quality of work does not matter it just has to be 16hrs a week.

    superted

    May 11, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    • @superted- It also takes all these people out of the unemployment figures, while they are on JETS.

      Jeff Smith

      May 11, 2021 at 4:16 pm

      • yup of the books for 2 years as classed as in training.

        superted

        May 11, 2021 at 4:26 pm

  29. No ted pimp said because of covid they won’t need a wet signature so I don’t have to sign any paperwork.

    Jeff and George I’m a female so stop calling me he.

    Cloverleaf

    May 11, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    • yes they do it is the law try that one in a court of law or tribunal they need your consent no if no buts.

      dont forget they threw me out of adult education for not signing there contract/ consent form.

      the whp is part funded buy the esf so a signature will be required to gain that funding.

      so there talking bollocks.

      superted

      May 11, 2021 at 4:50 pm

  30. 2. Privacy policy
    Reed in Partnership Limited is a part of the REED Group of companies. We are a public service provider whose goal is to be the partner of choice for developing people and their communities.

    This privacy policy explains how we use the personal data we receive from people who express an interest in using our service.

    What Information do we collect about you?
    We will collect the name and contact details of the person expressing an interest in our services. We may also ask for information about location, age, work history or health (If they are relevant to the programme in which you are interested). This information is normally provided by the person registering to receive information about our services.

    If you are expressing an interest in our services on behalf of someone else please make sure that they are aware of your intention to share their personal data and of this privacy notice.

    If you are expressing an interest in joining our partner network please make sure that the necessary parties are aware of this privacy notice.

    https://reedinpartnership.co.uk/terms/

    superted

    May 11, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    • Data Sharing and Transfers
      Your data is held securely in the UK and will not be transferred outside the European Economic Area.

      Access to your information and correction
      You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal data please email us at: RinP.dataprotection@reed.co.uk

      We want to make sure that your information is accurate and up to date and are very happy to remove or amend any information that you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we either delete or restrict our processing of your personal data. We will advise on the process on any such requests. You also have the right to lodge any complaint about the way in which we handle your data with the Office of the Information Commissioner.

      you have no contract with them so get them to remove any data the jcp sent to them unlawfully with out your permission 😉

      and do not upload your cv to that site or you be right in the shit then.

      superted

      May 11, 2021 at 5:10 pm

      • To upload my cv I have to accept cookies to get on their site, I won’t be doing that any time soon.

        Cloverleaf

        May 11, 2021 at 5:57 pm

      • They might just ask you to email it to them instead if you say you can’t access their website.

        trev

        May 11, 2021 at 6:04 pm

      • got a link to this site? and do they have your email address?

        superted

        May 11, 2021 at 6:04 pm

  31. JET Boy

    trev

    May 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm

  32. ”Arh Ipswich, where do i start, The ******** of the south. I have been to some **** ridden areas (cardiff, sheffield…) but this place takes the biscuit. What the **** has happened here. The 12 year old **** kids hang about like the sewer **** they are outside McD’s with thier 20year old **** mums and thier 35year old waster grans, (its great to know 5 generations of your family) Having worked in one of the towns busiest bars iv seen it all. Little kids about 12 racially abussing the 7 foot brick shithouse doorman cos they wont let them in. Twats in fake burberry caps from the market bottling each other because they cant even fight properly anymore. The **** girls with massive necks (due to the wieght of thier fake pat butcher earings (that says it all – fake pat butcher earings)) talking like they have never learned english flashing thier **** for a £1 shot (class) Then theres the night clubs, if you manage to get to liquad in one piece without being mown down by a **** in a £10 with a £200 bodykit on it, you wont leave in 1 peice.” From iLiveHere

    Seems suprisingly rough ?

    George M

    May 11, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    • Sadly it sounds descriptive of pretty much any town in Britain these days, it could be talking about anywhere. Standards of behaviour have fallen, manners a thing of the past, lawlessness the norm and not a copper in sight.

      trev

      May 11, 2021 at 6:11 pm

      • I’d expect you of all people to perhaps have some kind of social awareness as to why such situations might arise in our towns and cities and not effectively give your approval of such classist hatred. Because that’s what websites like this are at the end of the day.

        KJ

        May 20, 2021 at 12:35 am

      • I neither condone nor excuse yobbishness or “Thug life”, and I am opposed to cuts to Policing.

        trev

        May 20, 2021 at 6:00 am

    • Is there a reason you’re posting this on a thread about strike action in Jobcentres?

      KJ

      May 20, 2021 at 12:27 am

  33. How do they expect people to do crap online course if they have no computer at home, libraries are still not fully open and half of your allocated time is wasted trying to log on.

    You should have told them you have no internet @cloverleaf

    Big bird

    May 11, 2021 at 6:11 pm

  34. imo they want the cv on there data base so to match it to jobs advertised also on there system so they know who the employer is and thus get the job outcome payment.

    so say they get you a interview for a cleaning job 16hrs per week and 3-4 busses away they wont care if you are spending most of the wages on bus fair let alone food because there getting there money for nothing out of you.

    the quality of the job is not important only the number of hrs worked per week to get a job outcome payment @16.

    superted

    May 11, 2021 at 6:24 pm

  35. Ted this is the link to the crap site.

    https://reedinpartnership.careercentre.me/auth/signin/reed-in-partnership

    And yes they have got my email, cockroach sent it to them without my permission.

    Cloverleaf

    May 11, 2021 at 6:53 pm

  36. Rachel Reeves Shadow Chancellor! That’s Rachel “tougher than the Tories on Welfare” Reeves. Now who do we vote for? NOT Labour, that’s for sure!

    trev

    May 11, 2021 at 7:02 pm

  37. Reed in Partnership (“your Institution”) has authorised you (“you” or “your”) to access certain career development resources (the “Services”) which utilise a technology platform provided by Abintegro Limited (“we”, “us” or “our”). The following Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) apply to your access to and use of the Services, which we may make available through this website and our mobile app, and are separate from, and additional to, the user terms which relate to the use (if any) of the app itself.

    9. PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

    Your Institution has authorised us to process your personal data on its behalf for the purpose of delivering the Services to you. We respect your privacy, and personal data collected or otherwise processed through your use of the Services shall be processed by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

    the dwp can not authorise use of your personnel data with a 3rd party company for profit they are braking the data protection act which was set up to stop this sort of shit in the first place.

    and its not like i been telling ppl for years to never give the dwp a email address in the first place and none of this will have happened.

    superted

    May 11, 2021 at 7:06 pm

  38. well it does say this.

    (c) You may terminate your access to the Services by ceasing to use them.

    what that means idk but all they have is a email address and a phone number so if you change both you wont be able to log in anyway and they sure as shit cant force you to use them for a service you dont want to use in the first place on your own equipment there taking the piss.

    even when the dwp had ujm they needed your permission to access your account you could say no and last time i looked the gdpr has not changed and they are still 3rd party private company’s for profit.

    and they cant force you to accept cookies either on your own equipment.

    superted

    May 11, 2021 at 7:44 pm

  39. look at this bollocks for there Mobil app that they never made!

    Reed in Partnership (“your Institution”) has authorised you (“you” or “your”) to access certain career development resources (the “Services”) which utilise a technology platform provided by Abintegro Limited (“we”, “us” or “our”). The following terms of use (“Terms of Use”) apply solely to your use of this app (“App”) in order to access the Services. The Terms of Use for the App are important and affect your legal rights, so please read them and our data privacy policy for individual users https://reedinpartnership.careercentre.me/privacy/reed-in-partnership (“Privacy Policy”) carefully before you use the App.

    https://reedinpartnership.careercentre.me/app-terms/reed-in-partnership

    platform provided by Abintegro Limited

    with 1 google review!

    https://www.abintegro.com/public/?gclid=CjwKCAjw1uiEBhBzEiwAO9B_HUDpEhEWatWN5urYcU9Uk-Rjlx4TfhkeWgAgZkgo9LJ1L2bcwXpkMRoC7NYQAvD_BwE

    so the app is licensed buy reed and both company’s will have the data from the app.

    superted

    May 11, 2021 at 8:10 pm

  40. I won’t be downloading their app either they can stick it where the sun don’t shine ☀ ☀️

    Cloverleaf

    May 11, 2021 at 9:30 pm

  41. Government yet again refuse to bring back educational concessions.

    There was a time the unemployed, the poor were afforded education by way of concessions. This meant if you were unemployed or poor enough that education was free to help better your chances of lifting yourself from the position you find yourself in.
    Rather than reintroduce this smart investment move, government has instead continued along the path of granting educational retraining and upskilling for debt when they could have just as easily made the money back through increased taxes and NI they would gain as a result of.
    What todate they have offered free in the way of educational retraining and upskilling has often been min wage to low pay job vocations making people no better off.
    When providers benefit more than those who need a change of direction you end up with nothing more than a broken system filling yet again the wrong pockets.

    Doug

    May 12, 2021 at 5:44 am

    • @ Doug

      In my experience the trouble with “training” while unemployed, Doug, is that it is too elementary and short-term to help anybody get a job let alone change career. Some of the “courses” are pretty useless too, like one day “courses” in first aid or health and safety. Years ago there used to be Skillcentres where people could go and train in practical things, e.g., bricklaying or machining, for six months which did get some people into jobs although no Skillcentre graduates were ever considered to be “skilled” and so normally didn’t get paid decent wages. The trouble is that to become really proficient in anything takes time and a chance to see and undertake many different kinds of activity in order to accumulate enough theoretical and practical experience to be useful; which is why pre-Thatcher many people served four or five year apprenticeships in order to pick up the required knowledge and practical skills required for particular and usually well-paid kinds of jobs. These days “training” in often measure in terms of day or weeks rather than months or years and is, as you say, not equal to the task of re-skilling or up-skilling a modern workforce lagging behind that of competitor nations.

      Apparently the government is going to provide loans to enable people to pay for their own training. All I can say is that I hope that as few people as possible don’t get ripped off by paying a lot of money for useless poor quality training that will leave them in debt but never help them secure decent jobs. I remember when New Labour gave £200.00 to spend on training to pretty much anybody who wanted it and how bogus “colleges” snatched those grants away from people and either provided nothing in return or totally useless materials leading to worthless certificates and qualifications. Based on past experience I think that the Conservatives plan as per lifelong training and education will turn out to be similar to what we have already witnessed. There won’t be enough jam and what jam there is will be spread too thin to do anybody any good.

      Tim

      May 12, 2021 at 8:18 am

      • Tim@

        Your be pleased to know then the old qualifications, the days of nothing but classroom and facsimile mock ups of the area your working towards are gone. NVQs require onsite actual working work experience which forms a part of your assessment towards said qualification. You literally cant qualify without it.
        Your asked before applying for a course if you have someone to do the work experience with. Some colleges even supply a service to help secure such.
        The type of courses im talking about is all the courses supplied by college in their brochure, proper trades like science, engineering, teaching, IT, etc.
        All you have to do is make the careful choice of what your interested in then attend an open day to sit down with the tutors so they can inform you of the requirements you need, tell you what the course entails and assess your capability do as to inform you if its a fit for you or a waste of time.
        The only thing missing these days is it use to be FREE for the unemployed/low earners.

        It was sadly part time back in the day but despite DWP mandating a claimant could only take this type, it was actually created to fit around work. The problem however is like you say, it takes but it wouldn’t be the case if the part time was condensed into fulltime.
        At 48 days 9 to 5 for a level 2 over two years and 48 days 9 to 5 over one year means the course and examines could be completed in around 6 months.
        Sure, you cant expect to go out an earn straight away but it will pay dividends in around 2 years. Until then its min wage or higher dependent on trade and natural skill.

        People just need to realize its a better position to be in than just unemployed. We cant and never could go about expecting a good wage at the drop of a hat, life just does not work that way.

        This is ultimately what the unemployed need instead of the irregular trudge of insecure hours and relentless life time of the lowest wage.

        Doug

        May 12, 2021 at 7:01 pm

      • @ Doug

        I think that the government want to make vocational training similar to academic study where students pay for their courses with loans, a backward step in the case of unemployed persons or persons with low incomes who would struggle to repay such a loan unless the training paid off with a better paid job. Full time students only have to pay back their loans if their earnings rise above a certain level and it would be good, if the government absolutely won’t fund free training for vocational students, if vocational students had the same deal only paying back their loans, in affordable instalments, when their pay rose above the national median income say. I think that many people who would benefit from training the most will be put off from signing up for it if it means them taking on debt and that people on the breadline should be given access to high quality training free or only have to pay for it if/when in a position to afford it.

        Tim

        May 13, 2021 at 6:33 am

      • Tim

        Sadly the concessions i mention were replaced with the advanced learners loan even for the unemployed/low wage. It will be interesting to see how exactly thats going to change.
        Currently you dont start paying back the current one unless you earn over certain thresholds dependent on plan you agree on.
        The thing is (the hook), your charge interest the moment they make the first payment to your college which is around the start of the course and continues while the debt remains.
        In other words, your hammered by interest currently.
        The other current con is it only applies to certain courses.

        Like i said, we will have to see the changes to see if at all it really benefits anyone.

        Doug

        May 13, 2021 at 6:04 pm

  42. @superted

    I sometimes have to email my work coach so that there is record of my contacting them otherwise they may deny they have heard from me. To avoid them contacting me by email I have set up an auto-reply.

    “Thank you for your email. This address is for outgoing emails only. All incoming emails are deleted automatically. So please do not reply to this message. Yep, you heard that right!

    The account holder can be contacted directly on ********** If the account holder is unable to pick up, your message will go through to voicemail. Please leave your name and number if you want a callback.

    You can also text the account holder on ********** as well. Your text will be sent to a 2g big-button phone. So do not include any links or attachments as the account holder will be unable to access them.”

    jj joop

    May 12, 2021 at 7:29 am

  43. The video calling from the Jobcentre seems sinister to me. What’s to stop them doing it umpteen times a day to check up on you, make sure you are at home when you say you are, and check to confirm that you are sitting in front of your computer looking diligently for “opportunities” during your 35 hour jobsearch? Could you be sanctioned for not answering a random video call when you had claimed to be jobseeking at your PC, at that time, on your jobsearch record? The video call enables the DWP to enter your home and peek over your shoulder, virtually, which is something I could really do without. Who the hell would welcome that! If the DWP had the manpower video calls could be a really invasive way for Jobcentres to monitor and surveil claimants in their own homes – like the two-way telescreens Orwell described in 1984!

    Tim

    May 12, 2021 at 7:56 am

    • @Tim

      The only way they can do this is if you give them your email address, which you don’t have to do. Alternatively, you can just tell them you don’t have a webcam or smartphone.

      jj joop

      May 12, 2021 at 11:22 am

    • That is why I attend the Jobcentre for face-to-face-appointments. And as far as the Jobcentre goes I don’t have a phone 😉 A lot of jobseekers are lazy (even on here) and prefer phone contact. But once you go down that route it is a slippery slope. I will also be declining any offers of a phone or a tablet computer. You think it is bad attending a Jobcentre once a fortnight. But at least they are fixed appointments. They have to be booked in advance and they have to give you your bus fare if they are not your regular appointment day. But with IT you can be monitored in your own home 24/7 having to be sat at your device that is enabled with tracking software that monitors your keystrokes, mouse and eye movements and alerts the DWP central control room if you are not on findajob for an automatic sanction to be applied. You will effectively end up a prisoner of the DWP all because you were too lazy to attend the jobcentre or fell for the offer of some new, shiny electronic gizmo. Try and envisage where things are going.

      Sent from my smartphone

      fred

      May 12, 2021 at 3:09 pm

      • @fred

        If try and digitise my ass, I’ll tell them my PC just went tits-up!

        jj joop

        May 13, 2021 at 9:28 pm

      • superted

        May 13, 2021 at 9:55 pm

  44. DWP digital chief sets out four goals

    Simon McKinnon has set out the priorities for the DWP Digital team in a blogpost, following up its work to support surges in home working and applications for universal credit sparked by the Covid-19 lockdown.

    He said the first step is to maximise the performance and stability of digital services. The department can build on its framework for managing technical debt in its infrastructure with planned refresh cycles, evergreen upgrade approaches and the increasing use of cloud services.

    Now it wants to focus more on the replacement rather than the repair of its application portfolio.

    Its second goal is to speed up the strategic transformation of services, with steps such as automating more changes of circumstances, building new shared components and ensuring that existing services share data and life events.

    McKinnon said DWP Digital has been running experiments and has more lessons to learn, but is now confident in its approach and is making progress with the use of shared components, including evidence and identity management and channels such as video and web chat.

    Innovation, capabilities and capacity
    Third is continuing to innovate, with priorities including identifying fraud through data analytics and machine learning, building conversational telephony services and new low code solutions.

    Fourth is to build capabilities and capacity. McKinnon said a significant step was taken last year with the plan to bring DWP Digital together with the department’s digital tech provider BPDTS. The merger will take place on 1 July.

    “Going forward we will look to nurture and develop everyone across the organisation through a variety of learning opportunities,” he added.

    “We already have some great initiatives around diversity, wellbeing and inclusion, and I want to make sure we continue and grow these so that we’re making sure everyone in the department feels they are supported.”

    https://www.ukauthority.com/articles/dwp-digital-chief-sets-out-four-goals/

    https://dwpdigital.blog.gov.uk/category/bpdts-ltd/

    everyone that has a email address logged with the dwp best get it removed asap otherwise it will be sent to providers to set up digital online courses and implied contracts and it will also be used to set up a uc digital journal when migration time comes.

    superted

    May 12, 2021 at 12:34 pm

  45. Arrangements with third party organisations
    1.11 Communication with Third Party Contracted Suppliers, including email, must always be
    subject to the terms and requirements of their contract.
    1.12 When emailing personal data (regardless of the classification level), employees must
    consider if they need to follow the Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) process when
    setting up new arrangements with external organisations.
    1.13 When making arrangements to share personal data on a regular basis, employees must
    consider whether the arrangements should be documented on a Data Sharing Agreement or
    contract.
    1.14 Where it has previously been agreed that regular communications with a third party
    organisation must be via more secure options, such as secure or en

    Click to access dwp-email-policy.pdf

    superted

    May 12, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    • DWP Email Policy

      just google that and you will find it as wont post the link

      superted

      May 12, 2021 at 12:49 pm

  46. How DWP shares information about you
    DWP may share information with and get it from other organisations such as:

    other government departments
    local authorities
    social security organisations in other countries
    employers and potential employers
    social landlords
    private-sector bodies, such as energy suppliers and credit reference agencies
    financial institutions, such as banks and other organisations that may lend you money
    charitable and welfare organisations
    the emergency services
    We do this for a number of reasons, including to:

    check the accuracy of information
    help people with particular difficulties, such as troubled families
    help people get or stay in work
    child maintenance
    help people get education and training to improve their chances of getting work
    support people with independent living, including home help and respite care
    prevent or detect crime
    check payments for services
    to reduce energy bills, improve the energy efficiency of people’s homes and help citizens in fuel poverty
    protect public funds
    use for research or statistical purposes
    to protect you or others in an emergency
    Some social security services are also delivered under devolution agreements, for example by the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland, the Scottish Government, and some local authorities. DWP shares information when necessary for these services, as permitted by law.

    We will only ever give information about you to someone outside DWP if the law allows us to.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions/about/personal-information-charter#how-dwp-shares-information-about-you

    superted

    May 12, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    • @superted

      “DWP may share information with and get it from other organisations such as:”

      ‘May’ being the operative word, I have noticed the DWP never actually say ‘can’ or ‘will’ do they!

      jj joop

      May 13, 2021 at 6:31 pm

      • the reason why they are giving email address to providers is because of this.

        help people get education and training to improve their chances of getting work

        now from what i can see if you give them a email address and specifically say it is not to be sent to any 3rd party’s then they cant do it, i think.

        best option is not to give them a email address in the first place and tbh they done the same thing on the first wp as coach just said we just push a button and send it to them.

        superted

        May 13, 2021 at 6:40 pm

      • @superted

        If they try and contact me, this is what they’ll get. I have my address set up on auto-reply.

        “Thank you for your email. This address is for outgoing emails only. All incoming emails are deleted automatically. So please do not reply to this message. Yep, you heard that right!

        The account holder can be contacted directly on ********** If the account holder is unable to pick up, your message will go through to voicemail. Please leave your name and number if you want a callback.

        You can also text the account holder on ********** as well. Your text will be sent to a 2g big-button phone. So do not include any links or attachments as the account holder will be unable to access them.”

        jj joop

        May 13, 2021 at 9:26 pm

      • they will use the email address to set up a provider account as a point of contact and send you the log in details to do so and as far as i can tell once you do this and accept the sites terms and conditions will mean the provider will say they have a contract with you via joinder as you are using the service with a digital account that they set up with your email address and you accepted the terms of usage cookies ect.

        now if you have no email address then they cant send it in the first place so we will have to see what happens in regard to how there going to get round that one esp with ppl like me signing up to this bollocks.

        and then there is demanding cvs be uploaded to said providers servers using software buy another company why imo they are using this tactic to get round the gdpr and con you in to using there digital training site and use it to apply for jobs.

        if you upload a cv it will be used to apply for jobs for you and be changed no matter the job or how many hrs it is or far you have to travel the sole purpose of these providers is to get the job outcome payments as you are there profit unit.

        superted

        May 13, 2021 at 9:51 pm

  47. DWP service providers
    Many DWP services are delivered with the help of other organisations, such as contractors, local authorities, charities and others. We sometimes need to share data with these organisations so they can provide DWP services properly.

    In most cases our contracted service providers – for example companies delivering the Work Programme – are acting as DWP’s data processors. This means that DWP is responsible for ensuring they handle your data correctly.

    If you have a problem or query about how a DWP service provider is handling your personal data, tell us and we will try to resolve this for you.

    Read more about the DWP Data Protection Officer on this page.

    superted

    May 12, 2021 at 12:56 pm

  48. Death of ‘freezing and skint’ mum of four found in her ‘hat and scarf’ reviewed by DWP

    According to her mum Linda, Elaine couldn’t afford to put the heating on after her benefits had been stopped multiple times including when she missed a Universal Credit interview because she was in intensive care.

    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Thérèse Coffey maintains the DWP, “does not have a duty of care or statutory safeguarding duty”

    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/death-freezing-skint-mum-four-20570472

    superted

    May 12, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    • Thérèse Coffey does have a Care Of Duty. All DWP Ministers have a Care Of Duty. Thérèse Coffey says she has no part of how the DWP runs, in her own words Thérèse Coffey says she is not responsible for the DWP or herself.

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      May 12, 2021 at 6:04 pm

  49. Interview recorders for me, interview recorders for you.
    E-Scooters for Work Coaches, sanctions for you.
    No DWP sponsored face masks for you, no DWP sponsored face masks for us.
    The DWP rules are a must like Liz Truss on Twitter in a rush.
    Clean up the job centres like a toilet brush, the DWP Covid variant is a hush.
    Working up the dust & striking with the thrust like working with gus.
    Is the DWP boom or bust or just linger on a bus.
    Stepping Lyric: –

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 12, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    • Bob Dylan himself would be proud of such eloquent and ingenious word-smithery.

      trev

      May 12, 2021 at 6:14 pm

  50. Digital slavery
    In the digital world, self-alienating third-party practices resulting from personal data aggregation and trafficking can lead directly to ‘digital slavery’, because the agency and will of the citizen or consumer is actively eroded in hidden ways, and levels of coercion

    https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/2020/03/04/are-we-becoming-digital-slaves-why-online-privacy-is-a-misnomer/#:~:text=In%20the%20digital%20world%2C%20self,and%20levels%20of%20coercion%20increased.

    so the job centre gives out your email address to a 3rd party private company for profit from the government then said provider sets up a digital on line account to there server and app ran buy another company for you to use and upload personnel data like a cv do courses and job search is digital slavery!

    there using the email address from the dwp to get round the gdpr and set you up with digital online provider accounts and will force you to use them via threats of sanctions is unlawful as you have no option to say no or even be told it has been done and the next thing you see its in your email box.

    this is total control of the job search like ujm was trying to do and 24hr monitoring of ur every move just now done buy a 3rd party company for profit.

    another thing is seetec has no offices in my area or advertising jobs locally for the restart programme so looks like will be doing the same thing and try to dump as many with email address on dwp file to get sent over and get accounts set up ready to go.

    and they expect you to use your own equipment electric and internet bandwidth to give them a profit applying for jobs on there app just so they can also get the job outcome payment sending your cv to employers for you just to get any job that is 16hrs a week wiping ass and a 3hr round trip on the bus.

    superted

    May 12, 2021 at 6:35 pm

  51. Maria Nelson
    19 April 2021
    Reed are DWP hench people. Their portal kept sending me 4 tasks, id completed 4 times already. When i complained i was told not to send emails like that. They use unwanted CBT language to bully long term sick folks with mental health issues. I have ppd and had psychosis and dont appreciate being offerred precarious 12hrs or less jobs which included selling, avon in sunderland when i dont drive and bodyshop. Also had commission only. Im single, i need proper jibs that fits with my disabillity

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.reedinpartnershipportal.app&hl=en_GB&gl=US&showAllReviews=true

    superted

    May 12, 2021 at 6:57 pm

  52. It’s like a digital net, closing in on the unemployed.

    Jeff Smith

    May 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    • This app has access to:
      Photos / Media / Files
      read the contents of your USB storage
      Storage
      read the contents of your USB storage
      Other
      receive data from Internet
      view network connections
      full network access
      run at startup
      control vibration
      prevent device from sleeping

      superted

      May 12, 2021 at 7:25 pm

  53. I have a phobia of buttons, shirt buttons, telephone buttons, chocolate buttons, buttons on trains, buses, tickets, appointment bell buttons, keyboard buttons, touch sensitive buttons, computer screen buttons, in fact I have button phobia DWP.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 12, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    • Button Up !!!

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      May 12, 2021 at 7:31 pm

  54. Q. How many Work Coaches does it take to change a light bulb at the job centre?

    A. 20,000 Work Coaches going on strike.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 12, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    • But you still have not fixed the light bulb or Universal Credit.

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      May 12, 2021 at 7:35 pm

  55. Mr. Pat Ron Nising. Now now Mr. Nising !!

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 12, 2021 at 7:37 pm

  56. Have the Work Coaches got a striking song they are going to sing !!!

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 12, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    • UB40 – I Am A One In One A Number On A List.- It has been updated since the 80s One In Ten.

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      May 12, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    • We’re A Bunch Of Farts & We Know It.

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      May 12, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    • Abba – Knowing Me Knowing You

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      May 12, 2021 at 7:41 pm

  57. A true verse from Stepping ,
    Is like lighting in the sky.
    A brilliant flash of insight,
    That makes you wonder why,
    So many others cannot see,
    The things that Stepping can.
    Or put them in that unique way,
    That so defines the man.
    The wisdom can be quite opaque
    The truths within concealed,
    And it takes a couple of readings,
    For them to be revealed.
    As with the ancient sages,
    A master of Zen.
    Stepping hides his wisdom,
    In the writings of his pen.

    Random Poet

    May 12, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    • Boris Johnson says “It’s A Crime To Be Wasted Talent”.

      Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

      May 12, 2021 at 8:19 pm

  58. Liberty has a good level of education and has previously worked in a variety of admin and customer support positions, since finishing her education. She was working in a job which she enjoyed until March 2020, until due to the pandemic, Liberty was furloughed and then made redundant from her job.

    Through speaking to her Work Coach at the Job Centre, Liberty was referred onto the JETS scheme as her goal was to find permanent full-time employment and was made aware that the JETS programme would support her in all areas of employability.

    Whilst there were some IT issues during her time on JETS, this was overcome with regular telephone sessions with her Employment Advisor to discuss aspirations, CV advice and local job market information. Liberty signed up to a Digital Marketing Course through Activate Learning to expand her knowledge and skills in this area.

    Just the right fit!

    Liberty’s Employment Advisor Lynnette sent her job links of job posts that she thought Liberty would be interested in applying to for work. Liberty secured a job assessment and face to face interview and has now gained a role in Customer Operations which suits her skillset, goals and aspirations. The role is local to her, offers great working environment and training opportunity!

    At interview Liberty told the interviewee that she has interest in developing her skill set in the company through training and development and hopes to work in a supervisory role in the future. The employer has recognised this and will offer great training and support with her moving forward.

    “Liberty has been a pleasure to work with. It been enjoyable to watch her grow and gain success through her journey whilst on JETS. I am confident Liberty will be a great asset to her employer.”- Lynnette, JETS Employment Advisor, Activate Learning.

    “I had a really great experience working with JETS, if anyone is offered the opportunity to work with them at any point I would absolutely recommend it.”

    In partnership with Activate Learning. The Work and Health JETS Programme is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund.

    https://www.seetecpluss.co.uk/insights/community/libertys-story/

    esf funding requires a sig on there contract for funding purposes. if it was fully funded buy the dwp that logo would not be there!

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    superted

    May 12, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    • “regular telephone sessions with her Employment Advisor to discuss aspirations…”

      I’d rather discuss apparitions than aspirations. I don’t have any aspirations other than to live long enough to get my State Pension. Apparitions are far more interesting, such as the Suffolk Shuck, for example.

      trev

      May 12, 2021 at 8:53 pm

      • it is called harassment trev all these ppl care about is job outcome payments you are there profit unit and they want it all!

        if you have a email address with the jcp you best get on the phone and have it removed asap and send a letter recorded delivery as well.

        the best way out of the bs is not to give them the option in the first place 😉

        superted

        May 12, 2021 at 8:59 pm

  59. Wayne is an extremely humble man with an inspiring and positive outlook on life, so he took it in his stride when he signed on for Universal Credit.

    “I went from being on nearly £30 an hour, to £12 a day. But I’m not a materialistic man, so it just meant that I had to make a few changes that’s all, like switching from brandy to beer! I’m quite inventive really, I couldn’t afford my internet bill, so I’d park up outside Cosco and use their free Wi-Fi! I make solutions not problems and the way I look at it, if I can’t even look after myself, I’m not a true social worker, because my job has been to look out for other people.”

    https://www.seetecpluss.co.uk/insights/community/waynes-story/

    so I’d park up outside Cosco and use their free Wi-Fi! I make solutions not problems.

    and this is the shit there going to come out with if you dont have the internet then go sit outside mc Donald’s in the pissing rain and do your job search bitch or else.

    got no car then walk you lazy basterd and stop making excuses!

    not got a compatible phone borrow one ,nick one and stop making excuses!

    this is going to be 10X worse than the first wp as you had a choice of what jobs to apply for seems these providers are doing what ujm was set up for with work coach access to apply for jobs for you with your uploaded cv and also bombard you with job applications to apply for bit like how that ujm plug in worked and applied for all the jobs for you i ran that up to 2000 and could not count anymore as reached the buffer size lmfao.

    and its not like we never seen this bs coming when ujm launched and coaches and providers demanding access or else.

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    they have been asking for my email address for years and now we know the reason why to stich you up digitally with a provider get round the gdpr with accepting the terms and conditions of using there locked site/ portals or app and thus forming a digital contract between you and the provider via the terms of usage as far as i can tell but you can refuse to use cookies on any site or refuse the terms of usage all together and done that many times at providers offices in the past printed out the jobs i wanted to apply for and done it at home.

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    superted

    May 12, 2021 at 8:39 pm

  60. Quick and easy to sign up

    “I read about JETS on the news so I registered straight away. The very next day I was contacted by Jamie from Seetec Pluss. It was so quick and easy to sign up.

    “The first thing we did was look at my CV as Jamie felt this could be the reason I wasn’t getting interviews. We made some improvements, and I also did some interview training and practise. Jamie got to know the kind of jobs I was interested in and helped apply for jobs on my behalf.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “Seetec Pluss arranged my first interview within the following 24 hours, which was amazing seeing as I’d not had an interview for months. They also had lots of conversations with Managers from other stores and arranged further interviews. Within a week this resulted in me being offered a job as a Customer Services Assistant for a national retailer. I was so relieved and very happy

    https://www.seetecpluss.co.uk/insights/individual/im-so-relieved-and-happy-ryans-story/

    and that’s why they want you to upload your cv to apply for jobs for you like it or not!

    superted

    May 12, 2021 at 8:49 pm

  61. ‘Wayne is an extremely humble man’ ?? This is just the sort of ingratiating, self-deprecating attitude these training providers want to instill into people. To make you think that this forelock-tugging servility is a good thing. It is for them, the training providers. Particularly when they push you off into some naff zero-hours job you wouldn’t have touched on your own. And then persuade you into thinking it’s great ! Plus of course the satisfying feeling of an outcome payment for the company, and a bonus for their advisor.

    Jeff Smith

    May 12, 2021 at 9:31 pm

  62. I suppose in the fantasy world of the DWP, in the future nobody is going to be unemployed for very long. Everything will be online, and you’ll be quickly stuffed into one job or another ASAP.

    George M

    May 12, 2021 at 10:36 pm

  63. I remember when the wc got my email address through ujm,she gave it to the provider , I only knew when the provider asked me to confirm it. I did not confirm it and as soon as I went home I deleted the email address.

    Also when I removed my name from the electoral register, the following week the jobcentre had my email address.. so I had to delete another email address.

    What gets me is how shocked the providers act when you don’t want all you personal info given to God knows who.

    Big bird

    May 12, 2021 at 10:37 pm

  64. How can a provider coach who has only met you for ten minutes apply for jobs for you?. They are clearly not filling out applications for you so they’ll just send your CV to anyone.

    Big bird

    May 12, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    • And in the unlikely event of an interview you then have to try explain the huge gaps in your employment history and also get to discuss your health problems – don’t call us, we’ll call you….

      trev

      May 12, 2021 at 10:51 pm

      • I was sent for an apprenticeships when I was on one of these programmes (with Remploy) I was told I could stop for the meeting but the IT apprenticeships were aimed at 18-24 years old) I was in my 30s.

        I made the advisor look like a right wally

        my_final_username

        May 13, 2021 at 9:40 am

  65. Is the JETS scheme voluntary or mandatory?

    Tim

    May 13, 2021 at 6:13 am

    • Not sure about that Tim but I don’t think you’ll get referred to any of these new training courses if you already have a Level 4 qualification or above because that’s as far as the current funding extends.

      trev

      May 13, 2021 at 6:31 am

      • If they suggest it to me I’ll find out and refuse it unless it’s mandatory. I’m completely up for anything that would benefit me but am sick to death of sitting in a room full of people much younger than me and treated by condescending private providers as everyone present were fiddling, had learning difficulties, or suffered from personality disorders, which could be overcome by a few tweaks, presentationally, like wearing a silk tie to interviews and rejigging a CV.

        Tim

        May 13, 2021 at 6:42 am

  66. We’re not out of the woods yet…

    “Scientists fear possible delay to 21 June end of lockdown as UK cases of India variant ‘triple in one week’ ”

    https://inews.co.uk/news/scientists-fear-possible-delay-end-lockdown-uk-cases-india-variant-triple-one-week-998811

    That’s why the DWP are pushing for digital, but if you don’t have broadband or internet access or a suitably updated device you cannot be expected to participate in online services/Courses etc. Phone appointments for some time to come by the looks of it.

    trev

    May 13, 2021 at 6:26 am

    • @trev

      I have noticed the news channels seem to be playing down the reporting of the spread of the Indian variant here in the UK. When they do say anything, it’s usually short and sweet. Almost like an afterthought. I wonder if they’ve been gotten at by Boris’ People. Covid-UK and wearing a face cover is far from over. When the Doctors, Pharmacy’s, Jobcentres and Tescos, etc. take down the plastic screens, then it’s over and not before.

      jj joop

      May 13, 2021 at 9:47 am

      • The beeb are just starting to mention it, heard about it on Radio 4 news half an hour ago , Boris daren’t declare another lockdown but the Indian variant is spreading in UK and experts are worried. It might mean local lockdowns in certain areas.

        trev

        May 13, 2021 at 1:37 pm

  67. I don’t get many phone calls so maybe I have not noticed it before. I had a call from the jobcentre to discuss my jobsearch and it all went well. It lasted just over five minutes and when it was over and I pressed to hang up I saw something at the top left. Just like when Google are downloading libraries and you click on it to cancel. Anyway I clicked on it and it was asking if the 0800 number is spam or not. I instantly clicked it off without thinking.

    Do phones automatically ask you if a number is spam? I have never seen that before.

    Rob

    May 13, 2021 at 10:37 am

  68. Nearly half of food bank users in debt to DWP, research finds.

    Ministers urged to scrap five-week wait for universal credit after study reveals tens of thousands of households relying on food banks subject to benefit deductions

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/food-banks-dwp-debt-universal-credit-trussell-trust-b1846383.html

    superted

    May 13, 2021 at 12:09 pm

  69. DWP re-checking million Universal Credit cases for fraud as overpayments soar to £8.4bn
    Benefit claimants face getting a ‘tap on the shoulder’ and even being prosecuted in the most ‘egregious’ cases as the DWP re-verifies a million people who couldn’t be subject to proper checks in lockdown

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-dwp-re-checking-million-24099182

    superted

    May 13, 2021 at 12:10 pm

  70. 700,000 households don’t receive enough from universal credit to pay rent
    Department of Work and Pensions figures show ‘eye-watering impact’ of local housing allowance freeze on renters.

    https://www.bigissue.com/latest/700000-households-dont-receive-enough-from-universal-credit-to-pay-rent/

    superted

    May 13, 2021 at 12:12 pm

  71. Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
    I have been denied both UC and PC as my wife has not reached 66 yrs of age. I turned 66 four years ago, but get no PC or UC. This is victimization and proves that the DWP claims system is seriously broken. I will have lost out on 5 years of PC and UC by the time my wife turns 66, will you pay both retroactively for me when she reaches 66? Have we received any financial help since the beginning of the Pandemic? Not one penny. She has also been waiting for 18 months for a new NIN, but she was told that DWP cannot locate her previous number, which is simply mind-boggling, since we know that she did not have have previously, which is why she applied for a NEW one.

    The entire DWP is staffed by untrained people, the rules are complex and confusing, and penalize those of us that fall through the cracks due to DWP errors. We even applied for self-employed-based financial assistance and not received any response at all.

    What is going on, and how do you expect us to repay loan-shark loans with 30% to 40% interest rates, when there are no jobs, a pandemic, and a government agency mandated to help those of us in need falling down on the job.

    I realize that this letter will be deleted and not acted on, which is to be expected as you police yourselves.

    Yours faithfully,

    Clive Milton

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/re_uc_and_pc#incoming-1789226

    superted

    May 13, 2021 at 5:01 pm

  72. The DWP are a marketing tool so everyone knows the rules.
    Work Coaches gather round like mules & get used like stools.
    Promoted as a pigeon to make a decision to get your position.
    DWP chairs the jargoning to run the lobby in bargaining.
    Staff in in & not on strike the Work Coach is getting to be disliked.
    Security & G4S in their bullet proof vest trying to DWP invest.
    Automation & human error makes digitally disabled medicals.
    DWP Decision fakers & money makers, can you work with a raker.
    Don’t miss that dater is the DWP data & automated sanction.
    Stepping Lyrics: –

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 13, 2021 at 10:16 pm

  73. Boris, your hair looks confused on your head.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 13, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    • Once again Stepping Razor shows the virtue of precision, with this memorable line.

      The Editor

      May 14, 2021 at 2:03 pm

      • Classic 😂

        trev

        May 14, 2021 at 3:31 pm

  74. this is what replaces the esf funding as we have left the eu from 2022.

    We want people across all parts of the UK to see, feel, and experience the benefits as we bounce back and level up.

    Now we have left the European Union, the opportunities to deliver this ambition are in our own hands. Investment from EU Structural Funds will continue to be spent by local areas until 2023 and this government has committed to at least matching EU receipts through the new UK Shared Prosperity Fund, on average reaching around £1.5 billion a year. This new Fund, to be launched in 2022, will operate throughout the UK and play a part in uniting and levelling up the whole country

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-community-renewal-fund-prospectus/uk-community-renewal-fund-prospectus-2021-22

    superted

    May 13, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    • @superted

      What does this mean in relation to WHP/Jets/Restart? Does this mean providers will get their cash / funding straight from the UK government? And what happens if a claimant refuses to sign provider contracts, will the provider still get the funding regardless?

      jj joop

      May 14, 2021 at 4:56 pm

      • they will still need your permission to process your personnel data as there still private company’s for profit and not part of the government like jcp.

        if the dwp cant force you to give them phone numbers and email addresses then they have no chance so will just lie.

        superted

        May 14, 2021 at 5:00 pm

      • Good enough. I’ve already closed down my email address.

        jj joop

        May 14, 2021 at 6:04 pm

  75. superted

    May 13, 2021 at 10:40 pm

  76. superted

    May 14, 2021 at 10:55 am

    • If the DWP is going to snoop on claimant’s bank accounts to tackle benefot fraud there, shouldn’t HMRC be snnoping on non-claimants bank accounts to tackle tax fraud too? Tax fraud is responsible for a much greater loss of money to the exchequer than benefit fraud after all. It doesn’t seem right that only the bank accounts of benefit claimants are targeted for inspection, in real time, while other bank accounts get a free pass as far as undisclosed income is concerned.

      Tim

      May 14, 2021 at 12:53 pm

  77. PCS opposes mass return to work in jobcentres on 17 May
    14 May 2021
    The DWP has ordered jobcentre staff to return to work from Monday 17 May. PCS has received reports that work coaches have been instructed that they must do 9 face to face interviews per day for 18 to 24 year olds and 5 interviews per day for over 25 year old. There have been variations in reports to PCS but there has been a consistent message to work coaches that a massive ramp up in face to face interviews must begin from Monday

    Not slow, Not steady, Not safe, But irresponsible
    Up till now DWP claimed that any increase in face to face activity will be slow, steady and safe with work coach empowerment. This latest ramping up of face to face activity breaks that promise to staff.

    PCS knows that since face to face was extended on 12 April there have been more Covid related office closures. This will cause more staff to become ill and more offices to be closed by outbreaks of Covid.

    PCS believes that it is irresponsible to insist on this significant ramping up of face to face activity in Jobcentres when there are genuine increases in rates of infection due to new variants. That is why PCS has raised our concerns at the heart of government with the Cabinet Office.

    Attend union meetings – PCS reps are being asked to organise union meetings in car parks and by zoom to get your views. Make sure you attend and have your say.

    Vote YES in the ballot, complete the e-action – It is now even more important that you vote in the consultative ballot for industrial action. The ballot closes on 21 May.

    Tell the DWP they must listen and only extend face to face in a safe way agreed with the union. To send your message follow the link for the e-action to Secretary of State Therese Coffey

    Know your legal rights
    PCS are not telling you refuse to work but the law offers certain protections to workers in respect of their health and safety. For example, where you have a reasonable belief that there is serious and imminent danger that you cannot avoid, workers who do not attend work or leave their workstation may not be placed at any disadvantage because of their action. Workers are protected in these circumstances from being subjected to a detriment by the employer as a result of such action.

    If you are told to work in a jobcentre that you feel is unsafe and you want to talk to a PCS representative, please send an email to leeds@pcs.org.uk giving your name, membership number and telephone number. We will contact you as soon as possible.

    PCS will continue to do all we can to protect your safety at work. Your union is here for you at this difficult time. If any member feels that they are in serious and imminent danger due to the increased risk DWP is placing you under speak to your representative. The union will support any member that needs to remove themselves from such danger.

    superted

    May 14, 2021 at 1:07 pm

  78. Why a blockchain startup called Govcoin wants to disrupt the UK’s welfare state.

    http://stateofthenation.co/?p=65057

    Cloverleaf

    May 14, 2021 at 1:30 pm

  79. superted

    May 14, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    • I know ted reckon it’s coming to the UK soon.

      Cloverleaf

      May 14, 2021 at 1:41 pm

  80. UK Parliament recently and stealthily repealed the Genocide Act of 1969

    http://stateofthenation.co/?p=65091

    Cloverleaf

    May 14, 2021 at 1:40 pm

  81. DWP issues warning to Universal Credit claimants as benefit overpayments top £8.4bn in last year
    The DWP has ‘robust plans in place’ to recover fraudulent claims.

    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/money/dwp-warning-to-benefit-claimants-24106437

    superted

    May 14, 2021 at 1:54 pm

  82. Universal Credit £20 a week coronavirus uplift set to be scrapped, Tory Minister signals
    Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey used an interview to roll-out the news that she plans to cut the £20 a week benefit to working families

    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/universal-credit-20-week-coronavirus-24110642#source=breaking-news

    superted

    May 14, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    • I wonder how this will affect the ongoing court case about the £20 payment uplift for the legacy claimants ?
      If they are going to scrap the uplift altogether, then the legal argument will just be about a discontinued
      temporary benefit, and potential backpayment. And even then, will they include the JSA claimants in this ?

      Jeff Smith

      May 14, 2021 at 2:09 pm

      • Knowing the DWP Jeff, they will just appeal the judgement, if it goes against them. And do everything they can to throw a spanner in the works.

        George M

        May 14, 2021 at 2:29 pm

      • They’ll probably use their Tory time machine again to alter the law and backdate it so that nothing ever happened. They’re an absolute shower , I wouldn’t put anything past them.

        trev

        May 14, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    • Backbench Tories may have something to say about that and are the main reason for the current extension of the “uplift” until September. And who is to say that Dr Coffey will even be Secretary of State for Work and Pensions that long? Personally I think it’s going to be very, very difficult to strip £20.00 a week away from claimants, overnight, especially if when the jobs furlough ends many more people discover that there are no jobs for them to go back to and end up unemployed long-term. I doubt such a move would go down well in any of the northern “red wall” constituencies the Tories won from Labour or help the Tories cling on to these constituencies come the next general election.

      Tim

      May 14, 2021 at 3:30 pm

      • It’s going to put greater pressure on the foodbanks, £80 per month is a lot to lose.

        trev

        May 14, 2021 at 3:47 pm

      • Never seen benefits increased and then, later, slashed by £1,000.00 a year before. The usual sneaky way that governments cut benefits is by increasing them yearly below whatever inflation is at the time, meaning that over time benefits wither on the vine, cutting them in real terms slowly but not with a snap of the fingers.

        If they actually do slash UC by £20.00 per week there is bound to be one hell of a backlash.

        My bet is that there will be a bit of a rebellion on Johnson’s side against doing this and whether it happens or not will depend on how big the uprising turns out to be because a lot of the new “red wall” and marginal Tories will want to keep their jobs and won’t want to turn the people who elect them against them. The cut Therese Coffey seems proper gung-ho for isn’t cut and dried by any means and may yet not actually happen.

        Tim

        May 14, 2021 at 6:52 pm

  83. After scrapping the £20 a week extra on Universal Credit, next on the DWP’s bucket list is scrapping furlough.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 14, 2021 at 3:52 pm

  84. Have you got the Work Coach Covid Variant yet !!!

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 14, 2021 at 3:54 pm

  85. Update To Universal Credit [Don’t Scare People]

    Everyone who claims Universal Credit will now have to have a vaccine passport otherwise you will not be able to claim Universal Credit.

    Stepping Razor Sound Plate System

    May 14, 2021 at 4:01 pm

  86. Kickstart placement candidates CV

    DWP Response
    I confirm that we hold the recorded information to respond to your request.
    To start a job created by the Department for Work and Pensions’ Kickstart Scheme a young
    person needs to be aged 16-24, on universal credit and considered at risk of long term
    unemployment by a work coach. An employer can advertise that they are taking on Kickstart
    funded jobs. But Kickstart funding is only paid for approved Kickstart jobs fil ed by an eligible
    young person referred to the employer by a Job Centre. Guidance for employers is available
    at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-a-kickstart-scheme-grant.
    Article 6(1)(e) of the UK GDPR provides the department with the lawful basis to process
    personal data, including claimant information, in connection with the Kickstart Scheme. This
    provision enables data to be processed, which includes sharing, if it is necessary for the
    performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority
    vested in the controller

    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/kickstart_placement_candidates_c#incoming-1789581

    What are the lawful bases for processing?
    The lawful bases for processing are set out in Article 6 of the UK GDPR. At least one of these must apply whenever you process personal data:

    (a) Consent: the individual has given clear consent for you to process their personal data for a specific purpose.

    (b) Contract: the processing is necessary for a contract you have with the individual, or because they have asked you to take specific steps before entering into a contract.

    (c) Legal obligation: the processing is necessary for you to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations).

    (d) Vital interests: the processing is necessary to protect someone’s life.

    (e) Public task: the processing is necessary for you to perform a task in the public interest or for your official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law.

    (f) Legitimate interests: the processing is necessary for your legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party, unless there is a good reason to protect the individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests. (This cannot apply if you are a public authority processing data to perform your official
    tasks.)

    https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/lawful-basis-for-processing/#:~:text=The%20lawful%20bases%20for%20processing%20are%20set%20out,6%20of%20the%20UK%20GDPR.&text=(e)%20Public%20task%3A%20the,a%20clear%20basis%20in%20law.

    so if you give the jcp a phone number a cv or email address it will be sent to 3rd party providers as to help you gain training or employment. in the publics interest crafty basterds!

    so just dont give them that option in the first place or it will end up as part of a providers contract!

    superted

    May 14, 2021 at 6:34 pm

  87. Can we change our lawful basis?

    Example

    A company decided to process on the basis of consent, and obtained consent from individuals. An individual subsequently decided to withdraw their consent to the processing of their data, as is their right. However, the company wanted to keep processing the data so decided to continue the processing on the basis of legitimate interests.

    Even if it could have originally relied on legitimate interests, the company cannot do so at a later date – it cannot switch basis when it realised that the original chosen basis was inappropriate (in this case, because it did not want to offer the individual genuine ongoing control). It should have made clear to the individual from the start that it was processing on the basis of legitimate interests. Leading the individual to believe they had a choice is inherently unfair if that choice will be irrelevant. The company must therefore stop processing when the individual withdraws consent.

    so like i said you have a choice just because the jcp sent your data to a provider does not mean they can keep it and process it if you refuse.

    this is why providers get you signed up as soon as you walk in the place because once they have that the course then does become mandatory.

    a mandatory letter to attend a providers office for induction is just that you must attend on said date and time and that’s it you have done what was asked of you.

    its then up to the provider to get your paw print and use threats of sanctions if you dont but it is all a load of bollocks as they cant do shit until you are signed up.

    superted

    May 14, 2021 at 7:11 pm

  88. When is the lawful basis for contracts likely to apply?
    You have a lawful basis for processing if:

    you have a contract with the individual and you need to process their personal data to comply with your obligations under the contract.
    you have a contract with the individual and you need to process their personal data so that they can comply with specific counter-obligations under the contract (eg you are processing payment details).
    you haven’t yet got a contract with the individual, but they have asked you to do something as a first step (eg provide a quote) and you need to process their personal data to do what they ask. This applies even if they don’t actually go on to enter into a contract with you, as long as the processing was in the context of a potential contract with that individual.
    Example

    An individual shopping around for car insurance requests a quotation. The insurer needs to process certain data in order to prepare the quotation, such as the make and age of the car.

    It does not apply if you need to process one person’s details but the contract is with someone else.

    It does not apply if you collect and reuse your customer’s data for your own business purposes, even if this is permitted under your standard contractual terms and is part of your funding model.

    It does not apply if you take pre-contractual steps on your own initiative, to meet other obligations, or at the request of a third party.

    Note that, in this context, a contract does not have to be a formal signed document, or even written down, as long as there is an agreement which meets the requirements of contract law. Broadly speaking, this means that the terms have been offered and accepted!!!!!!!!!, you both intend them to be legally binding, and there is an element of exchange (usually an exchange of goods or services for money, but this can be anything of value). However, this is not a full explanation of contract law, and if in doubt you should seek your own legal advice.

    When is processing ‘necessary’ for a contract?
    ‘Necessary’ does not mean that the processing must be absolutely essential or ‘the only way’ to perform the contract or take relevant pre-contractual steps. However, it must be more than just useful, and more than just part of your standard terms. It must be a targeted and proportionate step which is integral to delivering the contractual service or taking the requested action. This lawful basis does not apply if there are other reasonable and less intrusive ways to deliver the contractual service or take the steps requested.

    The processing must be necessary to perform the contract with this particular person. If the processing is instead necessary to maintain your business model more generally, or is included in your terms for other business purposes beyond delivering the contractual service, this lawful basis will not apply and you should consider another lawful basis, such as legitimate interests.!!!!

    so as the providers need this data to create contracts and sustain there businesses model there braking the data protection act as far as i can see.

    so if the provider sends you log in details to there server and you log in and accept the terms and conditions of the site they do not need a wet signature as this will now form the contract between you and the provider and have your ip address.

    like i said you have a choice but how many ppl will just log in like sheep and not realise what they have just done and the shit storm to follow.

    now if you think about it a provider portal to online courses ect means unlimited placements as claimants have to use there own equipment internet and electric out of there own pocket and no need for massive office spaces they will be raking in the cash.

    superted

    May 14, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    • So in essence you have to pay to do the pimps pointless dead end courses while they line their pockets from the ESF fund, from the pimps point of view it’s a win win win they got it all stitched up.

      Cloverleaf

      May 15, 2021 at 7:14 am

  89. Whenever a controller uses a processor, there must be a written contract (or other legal act) in place.
    The contract is important so that both parties understand their responsibilities and liabilities.
    The UK GDPR sets out what needs to be included in the contract.
    If a processor uses another organisation (ie a sub-processor) to assist in its processing of personal data for a controller, it needs to have a written contract in place with that sub-processor.

    https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/accountability-and-governance/contracts/

    as the dwp remain the data controller of what ever they send to a provider then it is the dwp you have to ask to have it removed from there data base and then the provider can no longer process them either.

    we have signed claimant commitments or did and this is what gives the dwp rights to be a da\ta controller as they need a signed contract to do so but when a claim is made online for uc and you accept the terms and conditions of making a claim like this they dont require a sig in that case as a online service.

    so if the dwp dont have a email address to send to a provider or you have it removed there plan goes out the window.

    the problem is what is the first thing ppl do when made unemployed make a claim for uc online with a email address as it is more easy, yeah that ones going to bite them all in there ass in the long run.

    superted

    May 14, 2021 at 9:12 pm

  90. Right to erasure

    When does the right to erasure not apply?
    The right to erasure does not apply if processing is necessary for one of the following reasons:

    to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information;
    to comply with a legal obligation;
    for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority;
    for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific research historical research or statistical purposes where erasure is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of that processing; or
    for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    The UK GDPR also specifies two circumstances where the right to erasure will not apply to special category data:

    if the processing is necessary for public health purposes in the public interest (eg protecting against serious cross-border threats to health, or ensuring high standards of quality and safety of health care and of medicinal products or medical devices); or
    if the processing is necessary for the purposes of preventative or occupational medicine; for the working capacity of an employee; for medical diagnosis; for the provision of health or social care; or for the management of health or social care systems or services. This only applies where the data is being processed by or under the responsibility of a professional subject to a legal obligation of professional secrecy (eg a health professional).

    for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority;

    https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/right-to-erasure/

    so the dwp can refuse to remove that data but they still can not force you to accept the terms and conditions of using the providers web sites and forming a digital contract.

    superted

    May 14, 2021 at 10:30 pm

  91. superted

    May 14, 2021 at 11:55 pm


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