My daughter was forced to work for Poundland the same time as Cait O’reilly and she [like Cait] had just graduated from university and wanted to volunteer in a job that would further her career.
But the DWP in their ‘infinite wisdom refused and made her work for Poundland, who were pure evil to the workfare staff.
DWP minister Alok Sharmaannounces a Remedial Order the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) will scrutinise on 231,000conscripts, in the Cait Reilly and Jamie WilsonPoundland workfare case got illegally punished with an average of £550 of benefit sanctions. The Supreme Court found sanctioned benefit claimants did not get the right to a fair hearing to challenge sanctions and therefore the DWP breached of Article 6 (Fair Trial) of the European Convention on Human Rights.
This highlights a dark day in Labour Party history when it had supported Tory and Libdem retrospective legislation to deny claimants the right to be repaid illegally sanctioned benefits.