The welfare-to-work industry are to splash out yet more tax payers money holding a glitzy award ceremony for workfare exploiters and poverty profiteers like A4e and G4S.
ERSA – the trade body paid to spin the facts on behalf of the welfare-to-work sector – have called for nominations for the awards which will be take place at a special drinks ceremony (sponsored by Specialist Recruitment Partners) where Minister for Unemployment Esther McVey will be present.
Awards will not just go to the tax-payer funded spivs involved in the welfare-to-work racket, but also companies who exploit claimants by forcing them to work without pay. Last year’s winners were B&M Stores who have long been the target of anti-workfare campaigners. Let’s make sure whoever wins this year gets what’s coming to them as well.
Appallingly the main sponsors of the event are so-called charity The Shaw Trust, an organisation responsible for sanctioning thousands of benefit claims and forcing unemployed people into homelessness and destitution.
The final awards will be held somewhere in London on 2nd June whilst the closing date for nominations is 14th March. ERSA will be tweeting throughout the ugly back-slapping knees-up using the hashtag #ERSAawards2014. Let’s spoil it for them.
If more proof were ever needed of the staggering incompetence of the welfare-to-work industry, bungling ERSA have recently been re-tweeting the parody twitter account @UKJCP and calling on people to sign the petition to scrap all benefit sanctions without exceptions.
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