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V589 - Job Seeker's Reform Bill 2013 Watch

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    V589 - Job Seeker's Reform Bill 2013, TSR Labour Party and TSR Opposition


    Job Seeker's Reform Act

    An Act to reform the Job Seeker's support system.

    Preamble
    Currently, those using Jobcentre Plus services are often treated by Jobcentre Plus staff in a very derogatory way, leading to attendees having low levels of self esteem, this Act reforms that system.

    BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—


    INTERPRETATION

    1. For the purposes of this Act
    (1) "Jobcentre Plus"
    "Jobcentre Plus" means the place in which job seekers go in order to receive help, advice and support in seeking employment;

    (2) "Job seeker"
    "Job seeker" means a UK citizen who is currently unemployed and is seeking employment, or a UK citizen who is currently employed part time and is seeking full time employment;

    (3) "CV"
    "CV" means curriculum vitae;

    (4) "Work Programme"
    Work Programme" means a service which provides support, work experience and training for up to 2 years to help people find and stay in work.


    JOB CENTRE

    2. Abolishment
    (1) The Jobcentre Plus is hereby abolished.
    (2) All Jobcentre Plus staff shall have their contracts terminated, with full redundancy pay.

    3. Job Workshop
    (1) A new Government organisation shall be set up named: "The Job Workshop", with individual branches being referenced as "Job Workshops".
    (2) Job Workshops shall occupy premises where previously Jobcentre Plus offices were located, if suitable.
    (3) Where it is not possible, for Job Workshops to occupy previously Jobcentre Plus occupied premises, new suitable premises shall be acquired in the vicinity of a previously located Jobcentre Plus office.
    (4) Job Workshops shall offer all job seekers job seeking services including:
    (a) Mock interviews;
    (b) interview tips;
    (c) CV writing tuition;
    (d) motivational speeches;
    (e) and other services deemed beneficial by the Department of Work and Pensions.


    WORK PROGRAMME

    4. Changes
    (1) Private companies offering the "Work Programme" services shall no longer be used.
    (2) Where deemed suitable by the Department of Work and Pensions, private companies offering "Work Programme" services which own their premises may be offered a competitive price to sell their premises to The Job Workshop.

    5. Attendance
    (1) Job seekers are welcome to visit Job Workshops a maximum of three times per calendar week.


    SHORT TITLE, COMMENCEMENT AND EXTENT

    6. Short title
    (1) This act may be cited as the Job Seeker's Reform Act 2013.

    7. Commencement and extent
    (1) This Act shall come into force on the first day of April 2015.
    (2) This Act extends to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.


    NotesCurrently the Jobcentre plus provides very limited support in helping people find jobs and preparing them for work and job interviews. Their main purpose seemed to be to just continue signing on JSA claimants (which has been effectively abolished in TSR). The format of the job workshops specified in this bill is similar to the way in which "work programme" offices work, however the private "work programme" offices currently have nowhere near the capacity to support this change.
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    Is this just a re-brand? And who said people need to be found 'jobs'; it really aggravates me that in our capitalist society we only see those in employment as doing work, there should be more means of income like intellectual/skills development. We simply would be foolish to manufacture thousands of new artificial jobs, and arguably most people work too much or waste their skills in a misguided/menial form of employment: they could earn much more in other forms of work by being rewarded for things of merit to society they can do, not how much they can boost a company's profits (which without a living wage, better perks, pensions etc is very much under-rated). Do your proposals address these issues? Are they beneficially transformative? No and no. It's more of the same trying to tape over the cracks by fixing a system beyond repair that never did work properly and was never going to work even in the hands of the most aware, benign and competent leaders. Therefore, I am voting Nay.
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    I'd be interested to know why three Green MPs have voted no so far.
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    Aye :yy:
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    (Original post by StatusRed)
    I'd be interested to know why three Green MPs have voted no so far.
    PhysicsKid gave a good reason. Although, I am voting aye.
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    Aye, get rid of the exploitative work programmes.
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    The Ayes to the right: 19
    The Noes to the left:13
    Abstentions: 4

    So the Ayes have it, the Ayes have it. Unlock.
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    (Original post by Jarred)
    The Ayes to the right: 19
    The Noes to the left:13
    Abstentions: 4

    So the Ayes have it, the Ayes have it. Unlock.
    You didn't lock this thread
 
 
 
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