Workshy fuckers are gonna have work for their handouts, apparently…
Long-term benefit claimants could be forced to do manual labour under proposals to be outlined by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith.
He is due to outline plans for four-week placements doing jobs like gardening and litter clearing.
He said the message would be: “Play ball or it’s going to be difficult.”
Heh. The lazy shitters are gonna have to do more than just wander down the dole office once a fortnight for their housekeeping/pub money now. They’re gonna have have to do what they’re most scared of – work.
Jobseekers will have to do compulsory work, at least 30 hours per week…
Under the plan, claimants thought to need “experience of the habits and routines of working life” could be put on 30-hour-a-week placements.
Anyone refusing to take part or failing to turn up on time to work could have their £65 Jobseekers’ Allowance stopped for at least three months.
I see a flaw.
If people are made to work, it is not voulantry. If the £65 a week job seekers allowance can be revoked if the claimant fucks up in any way with regard to this ‘work placement’, it could be argued that the allowance is wages for the work. With me so far?
£65 allowance, or wages, a week divided by a 30 hour working week equals £2.17 an hour.
The minimum wage for over 21 year olds is £5.93.
The coalition is proposing to employ people on short term contracts for less than half the national minimum wage.
For more flaws in the plan see Liberal Conspiracy.