Our local branch of Peacocks hadn’t long reopened. I put my CV into the store for consideration. Instead, the Job Centre sent me on a work placement at Peacocks for 32 hours a week. Barring the two managers and one supervisor no one else in the store worked anywhere close to those hours. I found out the manager never looked at CVs that had been handed into the store. Instead of offering paid work to people, they seem to be able to staff their stores with a constant flow of work placements. Meanwhile, despite having applied to the store for a job as soon as it opened, I ended up working longer hours than staff for no pay.
Uit het Pamflet tegen Peacocks (pdf) (Boycott Workfare).
Meer over de actie in Peacocks exposed: Apply for a job – get workfare! (Boycott Workfare)