Woke up, fell out of bed …


workfare

The revolt against workfare spreads.

New Statesman, Saturday 24 February 2012
What began as a revolt against a Tesco job advert which notoriously offered a salary of “JSA + Expenses” has thrown the entire future of the [government’s workfare scheme] into doubt. The scheme, in brief, attempts to make jobseekers more employable by offering them “work experience”… The programme is voluntary, not least because participants will only be paid expenses for the 25-30 hours they work a week. However, should they pull out of the placement, for whatever reason, after more than a week has elapsed, they could lose their benefits.

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David Winship has written an unauthorised autobiography and several critically disdained literary tomes. His work is frequently compared with Steinbeck, Orwell and Hemingway, but unfortunately Mike Steinbeck, Daisy Orwell and Howard Hemingway were all terrible writers. He has been totally overlooked for the most prestigious literary awards worldwide, which is a shame as most of the words are spelled correctly. In fact, his books contain material that ranks with the finest literary works in history: all the right letters are there, just not necessarily in the right order.

Dave’s blog (The Speed Of Dark Blog) is part of his crusade for truth and justice and universal entitlement to free real ale. It may well be that his whole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.

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