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Work for free and 'be of benefit' to a multinational like Tesco

A Tesco job advert offering 'JSA plus expenses' reveals the sinister reality of government work experience schemes.
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So now we know. Back in August last year, I wrote a comment piece for the Guardian,
focusing on the increasing noise about people being forced to work in
return for their jobseeker's allowance – an idea whose roots extend well
into Labour's time in government. It focused on two things: so-called
mandatory work activity (MWA), whereby people are forced – via the
threat of their jobseeker's allowance being suspended – to put in 30
hours a week doing work "of benefit to the community"; and other "work
experience" schemes, in which people do up to eight weeks of unpaid
labour, with one proviso: they can refuse to take part or pull out
during t


Added: Feb-16-2012 Occurred On: Feb-16-2012
By: allyssa
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Politics
Tags: Tesco, exploitation, slave labour, boycott, UK government policy
Location: United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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