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The country’s biggest union, Unite, has announced a total boycott of Workfare, the government’s work experience programme for young people aged 16-24 years of age, which the union calls "state sponsored slavery."
Let us congratulate Cait Reilly for hopefully sounding the first death knell for 'Workfare'. The judgment of Miss Reilly’s appeal confirms what many, including Boycott Workfare and the BFAWU have been saying about this horrid scheme since its inception.
Commenting after the NUT’s motion at TUC Congress on youth unemployment, which was seconded by ASLEF, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said:
David Cameron and George Osborne are leaders of a `cobbled together coalition' that is rapidly `forfeiting the right to rule', warned Len McCluskey, leader of Unite today (Monday 25 June).