The government’s work experience schemes which are designed to help people stop their reliance on benefits and get back into the job market have been highly criticised recently and have been likened to modern day slave labour. Critics have blasted them for forcing people to work for big corporations such as Tesco for free.
One source of confusion when debating whether or not these schemes are worthwhile and morally right is the fact that there is more than one scheme. There are a number of different schemes; each tailored to a different group of people and some are mandatory, some are not.
To fully understand the workfare programme, one must be able to clearly see the facts regarding each scheme. READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY