Friday 16 October 2015

Working for nothing on Workfare different to modern slavery ‘just because’, insists government


Workfare slavery

Being forced to work for no wages on Workfare is very different to being forced to work for no wages in modern slavery, according to government sources today.

With government figures showing there are over 10,000 people forced into modern slavery in the UK, officials insist this does not include the thousands of unemployed people forced into Workfare.

A government spokesperson explained,”The differences between modern slavery and Workfare are stark,, they couldn’t be more clear and I don’t see why you don’t understand?”

“Look, whereas those criminals running modern slavery organisations won’t pay you and instead provide the absolute bare minimum in housing and sustenance, Workfare won’t pay you and instead provides benefits that get you the bare minimum in housing and sustenance.”

“We saw one example of a genuine modern slave forced to work horrendous unsociable hours cleaning in a large house, just so they get the benefit of eating a small meal in their attic room that evening.”

“Whereas the typical Workfare participant is forced to work horrendous unsociable hours cleaning in a large supermarket, just so they can get enough benefits to eat a small meal in their bedsit that evening.”

“See, they’re not comparable in any way whatsoever.”

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