The UK unemployed and the taxpayer are being exploited by Poundland, in collaboration with private contractors Ingeus and JHP Group with the conivance of the Con-Dem government. Download the Boycott Poundland campaign leaflet and get involved.
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The unemployed are forced to work for Poundland for 4 weeks - in what the Con-Dem government call the Mandatory Work Activity (MWA) scheme - in return for their benefits. Based on a 35-hour week that works out at 1.93 @ hour!
Poundland does not a pay a penny - not even their travel expenses or lunch money. Poundland get free labour, increased profits and you - the taxpayer - pay the bill.
HOW DOES THIS TAXPAYER SCAM WORK? The jobcentre sends the unemployed to providers like Ingeus and JHP Group. When the provider has secured a unpaid work placement for the unemployed at Poundland, the provider is paid a fee. And that fee comes from your taxes!
Poundland, which saw profits rise from 15.3m in 2008 to 30.1m in 2010, is majority owned by private US equity company Warburg Pincus. Wouldn't you rather see your taxes going towards building more schools and hospitals instead of increasing the profits of Poundland who exploit both the unemployed and the taxpayer? website: http://www.boycottworkfare.org email: email@example.com