UK Poor in Workhouse Conditions: Millions Left Without Sick Pay, Leave, Basic Rights
How can a ‘work experience’ opportunity justifiably ask for ‘experience preferred’ and then go on to say ‘full training will be given’; isn’t that the whole object of work experience- to train somebody to be more likely to find work through experience?
As for zero-hour contracts, they should be made illegal yesterday. (Retrospectively, Mr. Iain Duncan Smith.)
In Victorian Britain, those unlucky enough to form the ranks of the newly unemployed in the process of industrialisation and urbanisation were placed in workhouses. In return for shelter and food, they were required to work as many hours as the master dictated. Sadly, centuries on, workers in the UK are heading back into the workhouse conditions their predecessors fought so hard to escape.