Ipswich Unemployed Action.

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Posts Tagged ‘Employment Programme

Work Programme in Disarray: Up the Ante!

With ‘Work Experience’ programmes in disarray now is the time to up the ante: Fight the plans for Workfare as a central part of the Dole!

Ipswich Unemployed Action, formed in 2009,  has protested against these schemes since they first appeared.

We have supported

  • Decent benefits for all – a raise so people are not forced into poverty and debt.
  • No compulsion on back-t0-work schemes.
  • Measures to stop the bullying and exploitation of claimants.
  •  Genuine training  – not just the endless ‘job preparation’ courses that we all get.
  • If we can’t find work the government should create real jobs of community use, paid for at the minimum wage, and the ‘rate for the job’.

As work experience schemes for the under 25s are collapsing, we learn that A4E are being investigated for fraud.

This, we suspect on the basis of what we hear about how many of the companies involved in the Unemployment Business operate, , is the tip of the Iceberg.

We are pleasantly suprised to hear that the public is turning against this profitable industry.

That they want people paid for their work – not workfare.

So we now should campaign against:

  • The remaining unpaid work experience providers – especially government ones.
  • All providers for the Mandatory Work Activity – workfare.
  • All providers bidding for the Community Action Programme – 6 months workfare.

Johnny Void offers some Companies and Charities to start with Here. 

Written by Andrew Coates

February 22, 2012 at 10:57 am

Latest workfare jobs advertised

Following on about numerous topics on workfare such as list of workfare placement companies, Waterstones ending workfare placements, Poundland stopping workfare… at its brighton store and workfare employees being employees of the Crown…  today we are listing a few examples of workfare vacancies that are flooding the Labour Market System making it appear like there are more jobs advertised then in actual reality.

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Written by Universal Jobmatch

February 8, 2012 at 11:59 am