£20 a week – just to sign on

Wirral Globe: £20 a week – just to sign on £20 a week – just to sign on

I READ Peter Grant’s "Inferno" column in the April 16 edition of Wirral Globe about jobseekers.

"I'm on the dole", but you mention we’ve got to sign on every week now.

Wrong.

It's every day, I'm informed by the dole. But they don't pay you for expenses.

So, I’ve got to fork out £4 per day to travel to the dole.

I asked about travel expenses and was told "that's what your Jobseekers' Allowance is for."

So, if this everyday sign on comes about, I’m out of pocket £20 a week, and it’s a long walk from Moreton to Price Street in Birkenhead.

And another thing, you’re right about the BRS (Bus Replacement Service).

What they don't do is send enough buses.

Think about how many people you can get a three-coach train, or six coaches in rush hour, about 40 per coach.

That's not counting the standing passengers, I make that about 150 per train.

What do Arriva do? Send a single bus, which can hold what? 37, 38 people?

Anyway. Keep up the good moaning.

Billy Wilson, Moreton

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8:43pm Thu 1 May 14

jay744 says...

Ask to sign in Upton. It's probably nearer. Save you a bit of leather.
Ask to sign in Upton. It's probably nearer. Save you a bit of leather. jay744
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1:46pm Fri 2 May 14

uncatom says...

Prisoners are being given free HGV lessons and paid work experience, the unemployed are being charged to find work, work for nothing or be punished, who is the criminal? those in prison or those in government?
Prisoners are being given free HGV lessons and paid work experience, the unemployed are being charged to find work, work for nothing or be punished, who is the criminal? those in prison or those in government? uncatom
  • Score: 15

10:13am Sun 4 May 14

hobroW says...

Whatever purpose does daily attendance at Jobcentre serve?

Surely the staff there will tire of this.

It would be as profitable nay more to enforce Elizabethan statute and compel the unwaged to attend church daily. It would boost the faiths, be easier and cant do be any worse than going to a featureless JSA building.
Whatever purpose does daily attendance at Jobcentre serve? Surely the staff there will tire of this. It would be as profitable nay more to enforce Elizabethan statute and compel the unwaged to attend church daily. It would boost the faiths, be easier and cant do be any worse than going to a featureless JSA building. hobroW
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6:49am Mon 5 May 14

PaulCa says...

uncatom wrote:
Prisoners are being given free HGV lessons and paid work experience, the unemployed are being charged to find work, work for nothing or be punished, who is the criminal? those in prison or those in government?
A classic tactic of division. Scapegoat prisoners by pretending to lavish attention on them through your own crooked media channels. Then walk away, job done, knowing the millions suffering your oppression WON'T come banging your door down...

Because they're hoodwinked.
[quote][p][bold]uncatom[/bold] wrote: Prisoners are being given free HGV lessons and paid work experience, the unemployed are being charged to find work, work for nothing or be punished, who is the criminal? those in prison or those in government?[/p][/quote]A classic tactic of division. Scapegoat prisoners by pretending to lavish attention on them through your own crooked media channels. Then walk away, job done, knowing the millions suffering your oppression WON'T come banging your door down... Because they're hoodwinked. PaulCa
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