What employment policy?
26 October 1999
Labour's so-called employment policy does nothing
except re-name existing programmes, said Roger Sowry,
Minister of Employment.
"They really don't have any ideas.
Steve Maharey is quite mad if he thinks that setting up yet
another bureaucracy will solve the problem of unemployment –
except for the public servants who will work in
Labour's 'new programmes' include renaming the Job
Plus scheme 'Workstart', continuing the world-leading case
management made possibly by the integration of WiNZ,
maintaining childcare subsidies like OSCAR, and
concentrating on the long-term unemployed as WINZ was set up
"It's ironic Mr Maharey plans to scrap the very
successful Community Work scheme, but promises to provide
incentives for unemployed people who want to work."
saying that people who don't want to work can sit on their
backsides and collect a benefit for life – which will be the
effect of this
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