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No to the privatisation of welfare services! Picket Flexible New Deal providers!

March 21, 2010

Fight the real benefit scroungers!

The Government claims that it is spending £5 billion on ‘helping the unemployed’ but a large amount of this money is being used as handouts to Labour’s business friends through the ‘Flexible New Deal’, a mandatory year-long scheme for everyone unemployed more than a year. Across the country 55 private companies have been given lucrative contracts to make the unemployed jump through hoops and compete for non-existent jobs or lose their benefit.

Apart from the people employed by these companies these privately run schemes will not produce any new jobs. In Brighton, Career Development Group, Maximus, and Skills Training UK Ltd. are the three providers who are running the flexible new deal. These companies will be making profits out of unemployment. Laughably, in 2008/09 CDG made £0.5 million in savings through redundancies! Meanwhile Maximus’s five-year, FND contract has an estimated value of around $200 million! A giant American multinational company specialising in welfare provision, Maximus are steeped in corruption and scandal in the USA through fraud, false claims, mismanagement of funds, and gender and racial discrimination. They are now bringing these welfare techniques to the UK. We want to show them, and the rest of the spongers, that they aren’t welcome.

Picket Flexible New Deal Providers!

Stop private companies profiting from the unemployed!

Meet at the Clocktower, North Street, Brighton

10.30am, Wed 24th March

Leaflet for the day

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2 comments

  1. I have been unemployed for 3 years now and have already suffered the indignity of the new deal for
    over 25s in Birmingham last year, and now a year late have the flexible new deal to contend with.

    It is my conlusion that all forms of the new deal are in effect dehumanisation programmes designed to break the will of the unemployed and gear them to dead end, low paid jobs. The new deal is plainly a New Labour ‘conrol’ measure but what we are witnessing now is effecively the criminalisation of the unemployed. Lets unite and fight!


  2. I have been unemployed for 3 years now and have already suffered the indignity of the new deal for
    over 25s in Birmingham last year, and now a year later have the flexible new deal to contend with.

    It is my conlusion that all forms of the new deal are in effect dehumanisation programmes designed to break the will of the unemployed and gear them to dead end, low paid jobs. The new deal is plainly a New Labour ‘conrol’ measure but what we are witnessing now is effecively the criminalisation of the unemployed. Lets unite and fight!



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