UK GOVERNMENT ENSLAVING OWN PEOPLEBoth the Coalition government and the Head of the UK Catholic church are attending a summit on the issue of slavery being held in the Vatican City Rome Italy, from today, Monday 8 April 2014.
Their joint article in the media stated that UK firms should endeavour to ensure no suppliers are involved in 'trafficking or exploitation'.
The criteria of slavery was listed about the various crime gangs but included victims:
- trafficked for cheap labour
- domestic servitude
and both the Coalition and the head of the UK Catholic church stated that what UK victims of slavery in the UK all had in common was:
- they are socially and economically vulnerable
- on the margins of society
- exploit people who have no voice
Yet this sounds exactly the same as the victims of Workfare?
The Coalition UK government intends to pass stronger law, in the Modern Slavery Bill, the first of its kind in Europe, to punish offenders and protect victims.
And in the UK there will be created an Anti-Slavery Commissioner, to hold law enforcement and other organisations to account.
So why is not Workfare included as it is slavery, even if done by the state?
Does the state not have a moral duty to its people?
SO WHY IS NOT WORKFARE NOT DEEMED SLAVERY?Both able-bodied and the much flawed fit for work assessment of disabled / chronic sick of all ages right up to 66 years of age and older, are forced by the state to work for nil wages, whilst the company gets a fee from the government (really from the taxpayer) for peoples' free labour.
Labour intend, if they win the 2015 general election, to replace Workfare, by demanding the unemployed work for a minimum wage that is not a living wage. So again slavery exploitation for cheap labour, with a fee to the company to enslave the workers.
So why is this different from the buying and selling of trafficked victims to be used as cheap enslaved labour?
And does this not cost more than the all the admin and benefit payout in the first place?
BENEFITS WITHDRAWN IF NOT ATTEND WORKFAREThe majority reason women aged 60-66 not in work is due to being disabled / chronic sick, so with the rise in retirement age they have:
- lost pension payout at 60 from 2013,
- have lost or in process of losing disabled benefits and
- now threatened with loss of benefits if do not work for free for a profit making private company.
See if you lose most or all of your state pension
from the worse to come than the Pension Bill that took your state pension payout,
that comes with the Flat Rate Pension 2016,
that leaves millions with nil income in old age: