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Street Democracy writes:
It is almost nice to know some human emotions remain by Job Centre benefit staff up and down the UK.
For so long now, the harsh treatments of benefit sanctions and the obliteration of empathy has over spilled into the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable groups who are unable to stand up for themselves.
The Job Centre has become a detention centre with a punishing atmosphere the moment you arrive, isn’t inspiring for the unemployed or, according to this report, for the staff.
They have taken our legal rights away with no legal aid we the poor cannot stand up for ourselves.
Vocally intensified financial blackmail of ‘do as we say or we dock your benefits’ is echoed with every word or comments from Job Centre staff.
It automatically silences you from you views, your opinions and natural emotions and you cannot disagree.
It leaves the DWP to instigate cruel dialogues towards benefit claimants and there is nothing we can do about it.
When you arrive at the Job Centre you are greeted by discourteous G4S heavy weight bouncers making sure you feel most uncomfortable and it is a statement of ‘do not complain or disagree with any decision-making within these walls’.
However, you have to be almost a ruthless individual not to feel any remorse or guilt at the benefit slaughter-house and seeing the eyes of despair as you economically sanction and destroy the lives of the poor.
It just feels the ethics now invented by the DWP are forcing the staff at the local Job Centre’s to deliberately agitate, destabilise and harm people, rather than help.
It isn’t at all surprising people working there are becoming depressed as you do become as toxic as the policies you embrace and become as harmful as the polices do harm.
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Labour exchange employees say they are ‘depressed’ by making people destitute on the orders of Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith
FRONTLINE Jobcentre staff renewed their campaign yesterday to scrap Tory benefit sanctions they are forced to hand down to Britain’s worst off.
Civil servants protested at PCS conference about the impact of the government’s welfare policies they witness everyday at work.
Unemployment benefit of just £71 per week can be stopped for two weeks under sanctions introduced by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith.
Jobcentre worker Martin Humphrey told delegates about the “depressing” task of telling people their benefits have been stopped.
He said: “We have to say to people that they have to live on nothing for two weeks.
“To make people destitute for two weeks is despicable.”
Jobcentre staff exposed once again how they are given sanction targets to hit — a claim Mr Duncan Smith continues to deny.
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