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Criticising Government Policy Online Is "Unacceptable Intimidation" According To Treasury

As pointed out by @refuted, the Treasury’s claim that a recent anti-workfare social media storm was “unacceptable intimidation” comes just days after an Upper Tribunal judge endorsed this kind of criticism as… 626 more words

DWP

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

   

Cant help thinking this might be a pivotal moment. Mass demonstrations on the streets might be ignored by the media and government, but online action against at least some employers is now seen to be effective.

The way ahead ?

Hypocrite David Cameron wants to stop working people fighting for their rights

Reposted from the Mirror

Digital by default, that’s what the CONDEMS keep telling us! That’s why they shut ALL 240 HMRC walk in enquiry centres because taxpayers can go on the internet to get their problem sorted. 587 more words

Shameless - Workfare Exploiting Charities Slam The Benefit Sanctions They Are Responsible For

In an act of breath-taking hypocrisy, the Salvation Army, along with the YMCA, have both signed a letter to The Times calling the current benefit sanctioning regime unfair and counter-productive. 319 more words

Welfare Reform

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

    First the Lib Dems pretending they didn't really like the Bedroom tax, now this. What next ? Iain Duncan Smith proposing benefit increases ?

Prisoner entitled to 4 times the bedroom space than a social tenant!

A prisoner is entitled to a room four times the size that the DWP maintains is a bedroom for a social tenant.

I was alerted to a Ministry of Justice document called Certified Prisoner Accommodation which sets out the minimum sizes for prisoners and the relevant size issue is detailed below and is from ppage 45 of the MoJ document… 239 more words

Mutuality of obligation... the irreducible minimum.

For some time now, I have been concerned that the workfare programme is illegal, particularly around the contract issue.

So with a bit of time on my hands today, I decided to look at this in some more detail. 689 more words