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Never ending workfare

31 May

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-announces-details-of-post-work-programme-support

Can’t believe people actually want and support this. This will threaten your job and your wages – especially agency workers and others in precarious positions.
This needs to be shared as widely as possible

Meanwhile back in the real world … the curious case of steve topley

28 Apr

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2013/apr/26/atos-zoe-williams?CMP=twt_gu

If the story is as it seems to be there are truly disturbing implications. Not only could you have your support cut off for saying the wrong thing or getting to an ATOS assessment on a “good day” rather than a bad one (or you might have it cut off anyway) now you could well be locked up for a casual comment.

Although ATOS staff have medical training there is actually no obligation for confidentiality as there would be in a medical setting – so people are falling foul of it because of what they say, imagining it’s confidential.

Load of bollocks …