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2 Sisters sacks workers and employs workfare

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Blagsta, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Blagsta

    Blagsta Minimum cage, maximum cage

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-18887436


    http://www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Bu...ight&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright
     
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Putting the FU in fun

    by 'job interview' i suppose they mean the contemporary equivalent of a restart.
     
  3. maldwyn

    maldwyn What?

    I really wouldn't fancy eating one of their pizzas. :D
     
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  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Putting the FU in fun

    not any more.
     
  5. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Putting the FU in fun

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  6. treelover

    treelover For the 'Good Old Cause'

    just posted this on the Tesco thread, but yes, it needs its own thread..

    has the Guardian picked up on it yet?

    btw, its incredible how they spin this and media accepts it at face value
     
  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Putting the FU in fun

    that's good, because it's got its own thread. i'm pleased this thread about a disaster of a story has your approval.
     
  8. treelover

    treelover For the 'Good Old Cause'

    YAWN....
     
  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Putting the FU in fun

    ^^ Yet Another Wanker Numpty
     
  10. frogwoman

    frogwoman I welcome your experience

    this is absolutely insane. workfare at a fast food joint? what the fuck do they think is going to happen?
     
  11. Spanky Longhorn

    Spanky Longhorn CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN

    It's a factory
     
  12. treelover

    treelover For the 'Good Old Cause'

    Its a massive con, there is a similar factory here that employs mostly East Europeans, really long shifts, minimum wage, my friend was taken on with absolutely no experience, what sort of training do they need, the college is complicit in this as well..
     
  13. Metal Malcolm

    Metal Malcolm ODT resident emo

    My ex used to work at the notts pizza factory just after we graduated. It was a horrible place, and I think she was the only british person working there at the time. There is absolutely no training or skills to be learnt there, it's pure slave labour. What an utter pile of shit.
     
  14. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

    About the same as when anyone works their...


    But seriously shitty move by the group..
     
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  15. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    Is the suggestion that this company upped sticks and moved it's factory, creating a new subsidiary in the process in order to get 100 people to do a week of free labour?
     
  16. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    :D
    Certainly not the 4 cheese special
     
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  17. WouldBe

    WouldBe non smoking


    Sacking 350 people sounds about right. :(
     
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  18. treelover

    treelover For the 'Good Old Cause'

    It will be a continual process of 'free' one week labour, as I said, no experience is needed, they will be on the line from day one..
     
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  19. weepiper

    weepiper eb slootly non verbal

    Depressing.
     
  20. frogwoman

    frogwoman I welcome your experience

    :(
     
  21. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    so:
    1. get sacked
    2. sign on
    3. get workfare at your old job
    4. win an interview
    5. get job
    6. goto 1.
    very nice
     
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  22. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    [​IMG]

    This was in the Times a year or so back... it's the reality of workfare.
     
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  23. stuff_it

    stuff_it Nerd burglar

    Except stage 5 doesn't happen.
     
  24. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    and therefore 6) is goto 2

    /pedant
     
  25. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    No, stage 6 would become stage 5 :p
     
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  26. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    :D my pedantry has been out-pedanted. Well played sir, well played.
     
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  27. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    This is just the YTS of the 80s all over again. I worked for a place that did this with alarming regularity - i.e. take on trainee for £30 per week, at end of 6 months find spurious reason to sack them before obliged to give them full-time job on proper pay, take on new trainee at £30 per week, etc, etc, I thought that sort of shit was consigned to history - cunts!
     
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  28. BigTom

    BigTom Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but you got extra money on YTS, don't get that on workfare.. and sometimes YTS involved 1-2 year placements with proper training.. mostly workfare doesn't even pretend to be about training, just experience.
     
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  29. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!

    Which is actually five cheeses, usually. :eek:
     
  30. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Untermensch, and proud!

    That cartoon illustrates perfectly why street-cleaners aren't issued with "pigstickers" anymore, though. :)
     
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