Cait Reilly, 22, said she had to leave her voluntary work at a museum to take a placement at the budget store for two weeks or risk losing her benefits.No, no it's not slavery or forced labor. Slaves can't say no. They can't decide to take care of themselves by getting off their asses and getting a job, thus eliminating the need for this program.
They say the requirement under the 2011 regulations to carry out mandatory work breaches Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which prohibits slavery and forced labour.
In a second case, judicial review is being sought by a claimant who refused to take part in another scheme called the Community Action Programme.Since 2008. 4 years of collecting welfare and he is too good to clean furniture. It's not his chosen field and if he can't do exactly what he wants he'll sit around on his ass and collect welfare until the perfect job turns up.
Jamieson Wilson, 40, was ordered to do 30 hours' unpaid work a week cleaning furniture for six months.
Mr Wilson, a mechanic who has been claiming benefits since 2008, refused because he said it did not relate to his chosen field.
He now faces losing his benefits for up to six months
Another example of why government should not be involved in charity.