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UK Poor in Workhouse Conditions: Millions Left Without Sick Pay, Leave, Basic Rights

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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.)

UK Poor in Workhouse Conditions: Millions Left Without Sick Pay, Leave, Basic Rights

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.

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Written by Smiling Carcass

29/07/2013 at 5:47 PM

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  1. Zero hour contracts were once a useful tool, many younger people used them through choice, ie students who could work whenever they had some free time and to suit themselves, the problem is so called “entrepreneurs” often find any means they can to maximise their employee output and minimise what they’re paid, this is a prime example of that. Zero hour contracts should be an employee, not an employer choice.

    gdh4623

    30/07/2013 at 11:54 PM

  2. Reblogged this on HUMAN RIGHTS & POLITICAL JOURNAL and commented:
    In Solidarity!

    rainbowwarriorlizzie

    01/08/2013 at 7:35 PM


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