THE PRICE OF WAGING WAR ON THE SICK AND DISABLED

This was written by the excellent website ‘ Benefits and Work

More Department of Work and Pensions staff take time off sick because of depression and anxiety than for any other reason.

In this they are different from other government departments, where minor illnesses such as colds and back pain are the main reasons for staff absences.

Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the PCS says that the level of mental health issues amongst DWP workers “highlights the huge pressures on staff who are forced to carry out the Government’s cruel policies that have turned jobcentres from places of help and support into ones of conflict and suspicion.”

“DWP staff know that punishing and vilifying sick, disabled and unemployed people is not only morally wrong, it is counterproductive.”

Benefits and Work would like to issue an invitation to DWP staff who are being made ill by their work: talk to us.

There has been a notable lack of leaks from the DWP.

There have been very few whistle-blowers. And even fewer people prepared to leak any of the huge number of documents that the DWP fight to keep hidden from public sight, like the plan to charge for appeal tribunals below.

So, if you are morally repulsed by what you have ended up doing for a living – do something about it and drop us an email at info@benefitsandwork.co.uk

We will treat all contacts with complete confidentiality.

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4 thoughts on “THE PRICE OF WAGING WAR ON THE SICK AND DISABLED

  1. Pingback: THE PRICE OF WAGING WAR ON THE SICK AND DISABLED — Benefit tales | Lindas Blog

  2. “forced to carry out the Government’s cruel policies” – I think he means chose to carry the policies out. “I vos just following orders! Iz not my fault!”

    Higher rates than elsewhere? Well send them to Maximus fit-for-work service. “No you can’t be ill.. what you don’t know about statistical norms?”

    “You didn’t speak up when..now there’s no-one left to speak up for you?” Oh Boo-hoo for the DWP workers who can’t go in to the warm office while their victims freeze on the streets or in the fucking ground!

  3. Pingback: THE PRICE OF WAGING WAR ON THE SICK AND DISABLED | Benefit tales | Jay's Journal

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