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Post: ‘Work for the Dole is Slave Labour’

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 04:23:45 GMT

leesmythkelman
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 04:23:45 GMT

Under paid i did this many yrs ago all i got was $20•00 extra per fortnight n that was hard 8am - 4pm cutting scrub planting trees n cultivation of plants also indetifying them when that was finished nothing slave labour no i say using people as they have the power to stop payment not even follow up with job networks i say get rid of these people some of would have dealt with them rude no manners n being told what to do not asked told mbc warrawong/warrilla rang police on me as i had just left the office 5min prior then they send me a text mess saying i had to be at a job interveiw 8am next morning in batemans bay never heard of it no money no directions Sheree rude bitch i still remember her face just waiting

peter
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:49:36 GMT

I have looked at the Work For The Dole Guideline D16/327823 - page 43. This states that for Job Seekers aged 50-59 the Work for the Dole is NOT MANDATORY. Has anyone else read this?

paul-b
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:03:14 GMT

Hi, The jobactive - Work for the Dole Guideline has just been updated (D16/1226398 Effective Date: 12 September 2016). It's somewhat confusing and misleading. The Summary section states: >From 1 July 2015, job seekers aged under 60 with Mutual Obligation Requirements are required to participate for six months each year in Work for the Dole or other approved Activities to meet their Annual Activity Requirement (AAR). >Work for the Dole is an Approved Program of Work that will assist job seekers in transitioning from welfare to work as soon as possible and is the default activity for job seekers aged 18 to 49 where another approved activity is not undertaken. >Work for the Dole activities focus on providing job seekers with Work-like Experiences that include skills that are in demand within the local labour market and training relevant to, or a pre-requisite for, the activity that is being undertaken. To ensure there is a sufficient number of Work for the Dole Places to meet demand, Coordinators have been appointed for each Employment Region and will have a key role in securing appropriate Places. in the participation requirements section: >During the Work for the Dole Phase, which is usually for six months each year, most Participants in Streams A, B and C are required to undertake Work for the Dole or other approved Activities as well as job search to satisfy their AAR. It's all rather vague (purposely so I'm sure). I've asked my provider for clarification but none so far.

paul-b
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:24:11 GMT

Update: I downloaded some relevant documents and this is what the "Program Factsheet for WFD" states: > If job seekers are: > aged 50 to 59 years, they will need to complete 15 hours per week of an approved activity for six months each year, which can include volunteering for Work for the Dole. >60 years of age or over they can volunteer for Work for the Dole or other approved activities. >Job seekers who have a partial capacity to work or who are principal carer parents will need to participate for around half the number of hours in Work for the Dole (or other approved activities) as full capacity job seekers. I'm assuming the third item is for people in "Stream C".