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Last week, sandwich company Greencore hit the headlines by flying executives to Hungary on a mission to recruit staff for their new factory in Northampton claiming that they were unable to fill vacancies locally, even though there are 7,800 jobless in the town. 1,076 more words


County Durham Socialist Clothing Bank

Yesterday saw the Clothing Bank’s second visit to Brandon. Once again many thanks to all the volunteers who attended and to those who helped with transport and storage of clothes. 113 more words

What's in a sandwich?

In my case, usually egg mayonnaise. Or bacon and brown sauce.

The Daily Mail  devoted its front page on Monday 10th November to their sweeping assumption that there was nobody left in Britain who could make a sandwich. 63 more words

untynewear reblogged this on UNEMPLOYED IN TYNE & WEAR and commented:

    Sandwich makers ? It's sandwich ARTISTS ,if you please (pretentious twats !) http://www.job-applications.com/subway-sandwich-artist/

Call centre employee fined £50 ‘toilet tax’ for loo breaks

Reposted from the Metro

Still think that the tories making it more difficult for employees to take their employer to an employment tribunal is a good thing? 174 more words

untynewear reblogged this on UNEMPLOYED IN TYNE & WEAR and commented:

    Such a good thing that we no longer have things like trade unions upsetting the smooth running of business, isn't it ?

Cameron setting the scene for more slave labour (#uk #politics #welfare #ids #bedroomtax)

In his continued quest to place the majority of the British population into economic slavery, Cameron announced his intention to tighten welfare reforms which would force people to take low paid jobs. 590 more words

Government & Politics

Workers are becoming economic slaves of the rich – and it’s getting worse. (#economy #politics #welfare)

In a poll published by The Independent on Sunday, Britons find their jobs more stressful, precarious and demanding than ever before.

The findings are indicative of a shift in work culture towards less for more for workers, and more for less for large companies and their wealthy shareholders. 1,504 more words

Government & Politics

Grass Up Your Neighbours Say The DWP With Another Boring Benefit Fraud Campaign

With the amount of money lost to fraud and error in the benefit system reaching record highs under this Government, the DWP has issued a call for people to grass up their nieghbours if they suspect them of low level benefit fraud, or even going on holiday. 689 more words