Posts Tagged ‘Workfare’

Job snob? No, I’ve got the T-shirt

by David Osler.

One of the numerous job creation schemes of the Thatcher years was known officially as Employment Training, although the acronym was colloquially translated into ‘Extra Tenner’, because that was how much it paid on top of the dole. These days, it seems, even an additional ten quid a week is a bit much to ask. […]

Your country needs you to work

by Michael Meacher.

The endlessly repeated mantra of the Coalition that ‘everyone who can should work’ seems reasonable on the surface, other things being equal.   But of course in actual practice they’re not.   Most obviously the work isn’t there to do: there are less than 0.5 million vacancies, but 2.5 million unemployed, so a nationwide average of 5 […]

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