Employment Minister proposes mandatory work scheme at an unlawful wage

Quick blog as just seen this article on 24dash website in which the employment minister is piloting a mandatory work scheme for 18 – 24 year olds who are unemployed.

He wants them to do 30 hours of community work per week plus 6 hours per week of intensive job search and failure to go on scheme means their JSA is taken away.  Thats 36 hours per week for £71pw dole – the princely sum of £1.97 per hour.

Please somebody tell me that as this is below national minimum wage such a scheme is unlawful!

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2 thoughts on “Employment Minister proposes mandatory work scheme at an unlawful wage

  1. You’ll be further concerned to learn community work in this context.means working for the likes of Tesco or whatever if there’s a local one. If it helps a local business to make money, it’s considered by the government to be working for the benefit of the community.

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