Petition Closed

Job seekers were forced to work unpaid or risk having their benefits stopped. This was found to be illegal by the Court of Appeal and the Department for Work and Pensions was ordered to backdate the payments for all the job seekers whose benefits had been cut. The DWP is now seeking to change the law in order to avoid having to make these payments. We Petition for the DWP to pay the job seekers who were who were forced to work unpaid the full amount they are due for the hours that they worked, and backdate all job seekers' payments to those who had their benefits unlawfully stopped. The DWP should not seek to change the law in order to avoid making these payments.

http://www.publicinterestlawyers.co.uk/news_details.php?id=298

http://www.boycottworkfare.org/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/mar/15/dwp-law-change-jobseekers-poundland

Letter to
The Department of Work and Pensions and Iain Duncan Smith
Do not seek to change the law in order to justify slavery.