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Abolish workfare - the Solidarity Federation's guide to the government's unpaid work schemes
Wed, 28/03/2012 - 20:50
Workfare is a term used to describe a range of schemes in which people are forced to work without wages in order to receive their benefits. After recent controversies the government has sought to obscure the nature of its workfare policies; this pamphlet will set out clearly and concisely the details of all the programmes and why we need to work together to oppose them.
If workfare was about getting people jobs, the government might have paid heed to its own research which states: “There is little evidence that workfare increases the likelihood of finding work. It can even reduce employment chances by limiting the time available for job search and by failing to provide the skills and experience valued by employers.”
Download the pdf below.
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|Workfare sanctions extended from today (posted 22. October)|
|The Youth Contract: Rescuing the Work Programme (posted 16. April)|
|Don't forget the Work Programme (posted 25. March)|
|Sector-Based Work Academies - subsidising business with unpaid labour (posted 23. March)|