Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Shades of forced labour: #Workfare

OPEN LETTER TO A WORKFARE PROVIDER

Dear Sir,

I have just seen the report on how you treated your 'volunteer' staff at the Jubilee Pageant. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/04/jubilee-pageant-unemployed

This is a disgusting way to treat any human being.
No doubt the hope of a job was the only thing that ensured compliance with the vile treatment people had to endure.
Oh, that and the threat of sanctions enforced by the DWP.

Vast amounts of public money are being poured into these contentious “workfare” schemes.
It is your DUTY to ensure that people are treated with respect and humanity, not as forced labour in some ghastly recreation of the Third Reich.

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