TUC Side With Bosses To Back Tory Workfare Scheme

the void

“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

In an astonishing and genuinely sad day for the trade uni0n movement, the TUC have teamed up with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) to issue a statement supporting unpaid work.

The TUC have sided with the bosses to sing the praises of the Tory Traineeship programme.  This unpaid scheme can involve up to five months full-time work, sometimes for giant profit making companies like BT or Virgin.  The placements are used to ‘prepare’ young people to be Apprentices, although there is no guarantee that they will be offered even this at the end of the scheme.

Just like Margaret Thatcher’s despised YTS schemes, Traineeships represent a wealth grab by greedy employers.  Once companies recognised they had to pay young people…

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Benefit sanctions are not fair and are not helping people into work

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Hierarchy of human needs – Abraham Maslow

If we  cannot fulfil our most basic survival needs, we cannot be motivated or “incentivised” to do anything else.


Here are two articles about the terrible, extremely harsh and punitive consequences of the governments’ historically regressive, ethical challenging benefit sanctions regime. This is a very cruel and limited application of operant conditioning, the government are applying punishment to vulnerable people who need the support of lifeline benefits to meet their fundamental survival needs. 

The punishments are applied most frequently to the most vulnerable. Our welfare system was designed to support people, but under the Tory-led Coalition, it has been transformed into an administration that is run on unethical principles, akin to the Milgram experiment, with the difference that the punishments used are real, and decisions to punish welfare claimants is resulting in very real, terrible consequences.

It’s a biological fact that when…

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It is within your power to prevent dog bite incidents from happening to your child. It’s called “parenting” try it some time!

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Hello everyone! I hope that the weather where you are is warm and conducive to lots of outdoor play for you and your dog. Spring and summer are great seasons aren’t they? You get a chance to get out more, take walks see the sights, get some fresh air, perfect really!

Spring and summer ( and most of the fall) bring out the dog owners and their pets. At this time of year we see dogs everywhere don’t we? But dog owners aren’t the only ones taking advantage of the great weather, we also see a lot more parents out with children. It is those parents that I wish to address today.

Most of you (in my experience) will allow your children to run right up to a strange animal they meet on the street. You see nothing wrong with allowing junior to boisterously approach a leashed animal being walked…

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Teaching your child to respect animals could prevent a dog bite incident.

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1958484_850074061673626_1795251687_n This poster is currently circulating Facebook. I have passed it on myself because it is true. People really need to start using their brains when it comes to children interacting with dogs. The above images might look cute, but they are dangerous because every one of these dog owners decided to invade their dog’s personal space and/or allowed their pets to be mishandled by their children, for a photo op!

Right now some of you may be scoffing at my words, but if you are the parent of a child that lives with a dog and you have allowed any of this type of behavior to take place between your child and your dog and thought it was okay, you have no business being a dog owner.

In the above video we can clearly see a child attempting to ride this big dog. It is clear from the start that…

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