Courtesy of Get Britain Working
A new Job Opportunity has come to my attention at We Want 2 Work. one so astounding I've decided to dedicate a whole blog post to it.
Work for Tesco, Asda, Primark, Sainsburys, Poundland or Hilton Hotels
Hours: 30 per week Rate of Pay: £67.50 per week
Job Description: To carry out the same tasks and duties as regular paid colleagues for 6 months. At the end of this period you will be asked to hand your badge back and leave the building to make room for the next batch of
Sound like a job you will apply for?
No, I thought not but thousands of our young unemployed people are being bullied into these positions as part of the Get Britain Working campaign. Is this really the best we have to offer them?
Is it any wonder that the young are taking over the financial centres of many Cities across the globe, including London, Manchester and Glasgow. They have grown up in a corporate society more than any other generation, those of us who are a little older will remember when there was a Greengrocers, Butchers and Bakers within a walkable distance.
Now not only have the likes of Tesco all but wiped out local traders they are using our kids as slave labour. Tesco have already taken some 3,000 18-24 year old's on this scheme designed to keep us fooled about the 'real' jobless figures.
Doing the Maths
£67.50 represents £2.25 per hour, that's 35p less per hour than the minimum Apprentice wage, £2.73 an hour less than the national minimum wages for an 18-20 year old and £3.83 less for someone over 21.
We all also know that there are cost involved in getting to and from work, so I imagine that doing that and trying to live on £67.50 per week is causing an awful lot of hardship.
What it will also be doing of course is lessening the need for these Corporations to hire properly paid staff. They will not be paying those of Work Experience holiday pay, sick pay, pensions or National Insurance Contributions and will just be taking advantage of yet another ill thought out Government work scheme.
I am truly disgusted that this has been allowed to happen. First of all the Government subsidise the Banks, now they are subsidising the work force of large Corporations!
This scheme as I understand it is open to all or most businesses within the UK. I implore every Micro business and SME in the country to take on a candidate and actually teach them something they can use, better still train them in the 6 months you are allowed them on Work Experience to be of use to You and then take them on as an Apprentice. Give these kids a future because if you don't then our future is grim.
How does this make you feel? Please leave a comment, thank you.
Further Reading: http://www.corporatewatch.org/?lid=4029
My Thanks to