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The employment minister has claimed a small number of activists are trying to “destabilise” firms involved in a controversial work experience scheme.
The scheme allows unemployed youngsters to do unpaid work for up to two months without losing benefits but has been criticised by some as “slave labour”.
Chris Grayling said firms were “jumpy” because of a “false campaign” he blamed on the Socialist Workers’ Party.
But Right to Work protesters said it was a “broad-based” campaign.
The scheme, aimed at 16- to 24-year-olds on jobseeker’s allowance (JSA), allows them to do unpaid work experience with a company for up to eight weeks – without losing their benefit and potentially with some expenses paid.
But if jobseekers choose to take part and then fail to turn…
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