PDSA, who have recently been bombarded on twitter over use of workfare in their charity shops, have won the Queen’s Jubilee Award for services to volunteering.
This is despite the fact that many of the people working for free in PDSA charity shops are anything but volunteers. PDSA has confirmed they use workfare and are believed to be involved with the Mandatory Work Activity scheme, four weeks forced labour which unemployed people are sentenced to if Jobcentre advisors decide they aren’t trying hard enough to find a job. As the name suggests Mandatory Work Activity cannot be volunteered for.
This hasn’t stopped the Queen, the UK’s biggest benefit recipient, dishing out her scabby award which means the PDSA can now use the Diamond Jubilee logo on all their merchandising tat.
In yet another sign that they really are all in it together, PDSA’s patron is HRH Princess Alexandra, the Queen’s cousin! They even rig their own charity awards the thieving fucking criminals.
Contact @pdsa_hq on twitter and demand they hand back their dishonestly accepted prize.