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Government and Tesco conspire in ‘forced labour’ scheme

Which is worse, Tesco seeing unpaid employees to the Government for advertising the jobs?

This is the advert which disappeared from the Direct Gov site early this morning after a wave of Twitter protests:

 It offers a “permanent” position for someone who will be paid travelling expenses in addition to their Job Seekers Allowance.

To find out how to apply you would have to ring Jobseekers Direct.

No wonder some jobseekers are going to court claiming a contravention of the Human Rights Act clause which says, “no one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour”. (Guardian)

James Hargrave has more details on his blog.




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2 Responses

  1. JB says

    It isn’t a one off – see job HVE/14583 on the same website – up to 30 hours per week for just travel expenses

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