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TOPIC: Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme'

Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme' 31 Aug 2017 14:16 #4058

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Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme'
www.theguardian.com/business/2017/aug/30/poundland-work-free-government-scheme-dwp
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Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme' 31 Aug 2017 17:09 #4059

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Take note everyone. The DWP state (in their own words) that work experience is VOLUNTARY. See edit below:

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I don`t think Poundland can be blamed for being the only participant to sign up to these initiatives, especially if they say they ARE voluntary and would not affect someone`s benefit if they chose to say no to it. But we all know that work coaches never reveal this when they mandate people onto these placements. If work placements are indeed voluntary, then it should be the customer who chooses where they want to spend their valuable time and whether they feel it would help them achieve their goals. Not be TOLD they have to sign up with the fear of a sanction.
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Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme' 04 Sep 2017 16:22 #4090

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I thought this game was stopped last year and all the other work for nothing schemes dressed up as helping someone gain experience.

That used to happen years ago and in many different sectors the only difference was companies then were willing to actually pay a wage someone could live on unlike the bags of rice the greedy scumbags are handing out to most today.
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Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme' 04 Sep 2017 17:36 #4092

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If people are expected to do work experience they should be paid the going rate for the work they do. So get paid AND gain skills while they are there. If you can call unpacking boxes, stacking shelves and stock taking as learning experiences that is....
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Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme' 05 Sep 2017 14:48 #4099

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Workfare Returns and Benefits Sanctions Shoot Up.

intensiveactivity.wordpress.com/2017/09/04/workfare-returns-and-benefits-sanctions-shoot-up/

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