General Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Genes Extras

Genes Reunited subscription bonuses

As a way of saying thank you to our subscribers, we have launched Genes Extras. You'll find exclusive competitions and discounts on family history magazines, days out and much more.

Take me to Genes Extras

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Do you agree with The Court of Appeal

Page 1 + 1 of 2

  1. «
  2. 1
  3. 2
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 12 Feb 2013 11:55

Porkie Pie I totally agree with you about these companies using this as free labour - they get the staff and do not have to pay. If they have so many of these 'free' jobs advertise them and then employ and pay someone to do the job.

We are getting closer and closer to the old Victorian workhouse mentality in this goverment,

Doffs cap and curties to my 'betters' - Yeah right :-P

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 12 Feb 2013 11:50

In this case i do agree,

1, whilst these companies enjoy free labour why would they employ staff that they have to pay?
2, whilst your working unpaid when would you have time to look for paid work?
3, in the case listed Miss Reilly who was already doing voluntary work had no time left to continue with her voluntary work (so she was already doing voluntary work)
4, She had to do 30 hours per week at poundland to keep her JSA in my book that mean the government is guilty of paying people below the minimum wage

JSA is abt just over £70 per week for 30 hours "do the maths"

Roy

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 12 Feb 2013 11:45

Of course it was - especially as she was already working for free in a charity shop.

Rules & Regs gone mad......

I could understand if she did not want to work but this case is just plain ridculous

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 12 Feb 2013 11:29

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21426928

Roy

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 12 Feb 2013 11:02

Oh dear there will be some very unhappy people in the government today :-D

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a university graduates claim that requiring her to work for free at a Poundland discount store was unlawful.

Three judges in London ruled that the regulations under which most of the Government's back-to-work schemes were created are unlawful and quashed them.

Solicitors for the claimants said the ruling means all those people who have been sanctioned by having their jobseeker's allowance withdrawn for non-compliance with the back-to-work schemes affected will be entitled to reclaim their benefits.