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Are You Daniel Blake?

In Blog by Rashers Tierney0 Comments

Above: The Seetec office located beside The Seventeen Shops in Cabra. Let us know if you have any experience of Job Path and other “labour activation” schemes via this survey. Irish cinema goers and fans of Ken Loach have been left gasping with horror at the austerity driven language of “labour activation” in the UK and the awful human impact it has. However, has similar to what the veteran director puts under the spotlight in his emotionally charged Palme D’Or winner I Daniel Blake, already reached our shores? Like they say, when … Read More

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A JobBridge Too Far.

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The Sunday Business Post published the results of a three month long investigation into Job Bridge on their front page over the weekend. It relied on a raft of freedom of information requests and a combination of first hand interviews, access to official documents and testimonies from both sides of the scheme. Dr Mary Murphy took a long look at the whole scheme last year for Impact and the faults are well familiar to rabble readers.  Among the litany of monumental fuck ups associated with Job Bridge is the … Read More

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For Fox Sake.

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Waterford Foxhunt offers a new exciting internship – learn how to get dogs to go in and out of a yard and have a chance to impress the landed gentry for fifty quid on top of your dole with absolutely no chance of keeping your job at the end of it.

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Ah Here.

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Recruiting for a recruiter. Sure while you’re creaming it in the middle you may as well have it all. Broadline recruitment are looking for an administrative assistant. On JobBridge. Sake.

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Hashtag Recovery.

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€27bn here, 5,000 new jobs there; 80%  sign up to Irish Water here, 500,000 on torchlit Fine Gael march there. Numbers, numbers everywhere and not a fact check in sight. JobBridge, meanwhile, continues to remove people from jobs and replace them with “interns” while reducing the Live Register. Everyday is a good day at Hashtag Recovery HQ. Today over at JobBridge website we counted 1,143 positions outside the capital (including one in Armagh!) and 551 in Dublin. Sweet smell of success wafting through the windows of the Ministry of … Read More

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Once More Unto The Breach.

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    One of the administrative cockroaches behind the Jobbridge scheme made a rather silly data protection breach last month, releasing the email addresses of participants. We put our crack investigative journalist skills to the test and employed the sort of data mining techniques that would make Edward Snowden cack his pants (ie fucking the emails into a line counter app…) and discovered  503 mails were leaked. Yes, this is hardly Watergate or the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI, but there’s a gleeful pleasure in hurling muck back … Read More

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Porterhouse Blues.

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The Work Must Pay network visited the famous Porterhouse on Nassau St last week to inform the public that the pub was taking advantage of the JobBridge scheme to get a free restaurant manager. Just a minute’s walk from the Dáil it’s a fitting example of the exploitative scheme which goes such a way to padding the government’s faked statistics on employment. The bar is part of the multi-million profiting international Porterhouse group which employs over 500 staff between Dublin, London and New York. Work Must Pay had this … Read More

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#JobBridge: Maldron Hotels Staff Paid By Taxpayer.

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  Dalata Hotel Group are the largest hotel operators in Ireland. With a successful IPO they’ve raised enough to buy out up to 25 hotels so why are they looking to get us to pick up the wages for their Commis Chef? Because JobBridge, that’s why. Here’s some detail on how deep their pockets are from Bizplus.ie: “Turnover from operations in the leased hotels and managed hotels has grown strongly in recent years, from €35m in 2011, to €54m in 2012 to €61m in 2013. The operating profit margin before finance … Read More

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Internment With Trial.

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Tess Motherway from Abyss Films productions got in touch with us to share this wee trailer with you all. It’s a teaser for a forthcoming short documentary about the pressures of life as an intern in Ireland. She told us: I’m in the process of researching to make this a longer, more extensive piece – and I am appealing to social media accounts that would attract the right demographic for this. If you think you could help spread the word, and assist in making this project, I would be … Read More