Tag Archives: Workfare

Salvos and Child Slave Labour (Or: Why Child Protection Advocates Should Worry about Work for the Dole)

In the UK, there is a currently a vigorous and growing protest movement against the Workfare program. It’s been led by the Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty. The name of the campaign is Boycott Workfare (www.boycottworkfare.org). Australians would use the phrase … Continue reading

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More On The Salvation Army’s Employee Relations (Or: Working For The Man)

Image: Picket fence and bell-tower built by ‘Work for the Dole’ people for the Salvation Army in Australia (Source: Salvation Army) The Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse will not be looking into the child slave … Continue reading

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A First Look At The Salvation Army’s Employment Practices (Or: What Would William Wilberforce Say?)

Image source: anaconda15.wordpress.com There is one aspect of the Salvation Army Children’s Homes which will not be covered at the up-coming hearings into the Home by the Australian royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse. That issue is … Continue reading

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