Just days after the TUC teamed up with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Tory Ministe Nick Boles, to sing the praises of unpaid work, a shocking document has emerged which goes even further in endorsing workfare.
As unearthed by @refuted, the TUC have issued guidleines to union reps on what they should do if their employer plans to take workfare placements. Astonishingly the TUC even appear to want to help reps to: “approach their employer to provide young unemployed people in their area with a good quality work experience placement“. They are not just refusing to oppose workfare, but are actively encouraging it in unionised workplaces.
There then follows a description of what the TUC have decided is good workfare but which barely even resembles the current schemes. Their claim that “Work experience placements should not continue for more than a few weeks
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