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Make voluntary work compulsory for people unemployed for more than 6-months

Submitted on Thursday 18th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Make voluntary work compulsory for people unemployed for more than 6-months

Additional Information

People in long-term receipt of unemployment benefit should be made to complete a minimum of 16 hours a week of voluntary work in their local community in order to receive benefits. Those who refuse to do so should have their benefits permanently stopped.


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