Re: Your Tweet about WorkFare

Date: Saturday, November 10th, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
miss_s_b: (Mood: Eyebrow)
From: [personal profile] miss_s_b
I think that people should be paid the same wage for doing the same job. So if someone is on work-related benefits and there is work available at a voluntary or community-based organisation they could do that for CV building etc (in fact, one of my partners did voluntary work at the PDSA while out of work recently, and I've done voluntary work for the CAB myself). But if they are going to be shelf-stacking at Tesco they should be paid the going rate for shelf-stackers.

Compulsion is a different issue, and I can see arguments both sides for making people on benefits do SOMETHING. But if they are doing a job that other people get paid for, then they should be paid too.
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