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35 Hours JobSearch: We Publish the Mad DWP Guidelines.


From JJ.

Read closely: it is a ‘time and motion’ study designed to trap people in a remorseless set of tasks for 35 hours a week… 95 more words



I watched the State of the Union Address and was appalled by the rudeness of some members of congress.  I’ve read political analysts who lament the divisiveness that has invaded the culture of Washington where we have two parties who cannot work together for the greater good of the Union. 475 more words

MPs' inquiry: Five things we've learned about benefit sanctions

Reposted from Patrick Cutlers Blog – The Guardian

From the effects on claimant health, to why you are more likely to be sanctioned if you sign on in Derby, there was much to learn from this week’s sanctions inquiry hearing… 1,222 more words


Tory Cuts KILL - perhaps it's because they're Psychologically disturbed?

Yesterdays news was full of the latest findings from Institute for Fiscal Studies demonstrating  the ConDems Changes to the Tax and Benefits system has cost households £1,127 a year on average, and even the Mail concedes this means “ 512 more words


The Tenacity of Us Working Class

If you’re wondering why I’ve been so quiet, I’ve been ill, just a regular virus that most people get in winter; the difference is its taken me a couple of month to get back to anywhere near normal, even for me. 693 more words


Sanctions designed to 'trip people up'

Reposted from Public & Commercial Services (PCS) website

Evidence to MPs on benefits sanctions

Our general secretary Mark Serwotka and DWP vice president Helen Flanagan (@Shenanigans_PCS) appeared this morning before the work and pensions select committee. 154 more words


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


> It would be interesting to know how many PCS members have participated in handing out sanctions... and how many have refused to. I suspect its a lot of the former and very few of the latter. I think that if Serwotka really cared he might have attempted to oppose the sanctions regime before now.