Saturday, 15 March 2014

Change Of Words Doesn't Change The Reality.

       They can change its name, dress it up in fancy words, and spout the usual pie-in-the-sky benefits, but slave labour is still slave labour. Work placements, workfare, internships, traineeships, blaa-blaa-blaa, a great job in the murky distant future, it still boils down to working for nothing, to make a rich company richer, capitalist exploitation at its worst. What is more, it's the master plan of this bunch of millionaire pompous parasites, sitting in that Westminster Houses of Hypocrisy and Corruption, it's their vision of the future, it's their gift to their millionaire corporate buddies.
      George Osborne announced before Christmas that young, unemployed people between the age of 18 and 21 will be forced to attend either a Traineeship, other unpaid work experience position or face a Community Work Placement.  That means young people who refuse to work in Shoezone for free will be forced to carry out 780 hours community work instead – for no wages.  Traineeships are workfare, and claimants  who refuse them face a punishment that is double the length of current community service sentences that can be inflicted by the courts.
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