Far be it from me –

The Government’s Work Programme? Shameful exploitation

on June 7, 2012

David Cameron clearly enjoyed himself at the Jubilee Concert and  street parties but I am waiting to hear what he has to say about the shameful exploitation of the many unpaid job seekers taken by bus to London at night to work as stewards for the Jubilee celebrations

A contractor brought  in these job seekers from Bristol, Plymouth and Bath. It is said that  the stewards had no access to toilets for 24 hours.  They had to change into their security uniforms in public (there has been an apology from the company) and they were expected to sleep under London Bridge.  For £2.80 an hour (apprentice wages) or nothing.  After a fourteen hour shift in the rain the stewards were taken to a boggy campsite somewhere outside London.   What a way to treat human beings.  Human beings with bladders Mr Cameron. 

These people were treated dreadfully with no thought for their rights.  What are you going to say Mr Cameron? I’m listening.

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