Stop DWP law change that avoid benefit repayments to those who have been unlawfully made to work unpaid.

The Department for Work and Pensions has introduced emergency legislation to reverse the outcome of a court of appeal decision and "protect the national economy" from a £130m payout to jobseekers deemed to have been unlawfully punished.
This is all just to prevent a payout to those who have been unlawfully made to work for free. The new bill would also put a stop to any potential claims for the national minimum wage, which could otherwise be due to those who spent weeks working for no pay at high street chains such as Tesco, Matalan and Argos.

Please sign this petition quickly to stop this going through.

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Created By

David Walker

Created On

Saturday 16 March 2013

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