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Harringay, Haringey - So Good they Spelt it Twice!

"Homebase have denied using work experience staff to cut costs after an internal memo appearing to encourage managers to do so began circulating online.

The poster depicts a number of volunteer staff at the Harringay branch and is captioned: 'How the work experience program can benefit your store. Would 750 hours with no payroll costs help YOUR store?'

" ... Tom Pride, who posted the picture on his blog, Pride's Purge told the Huffington Post UK it had been passed to him by a Homebase worker, alleging the poster is "currently displayed on the wall in the manager’s office of Homebase Haringey, which clearly shows the company is using workfare as a means to reduce their payroll costs."

He said he had been passed the picture by a worker in Haringey who was angry because all the staff there had had their overtime cut because of workfare. He said: "the workfare people work even longer hours for free there than people who have been employed by the company."

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Hi Gerry, really interesting (and worrying) to see this - I read about it in the Guardian but hadn't seen the Huffington post article nor the issue of overtime. There is another discussion going on about this here: http://www.harringayonline.com/forum/topics/haringey-homebase-using...

thanks Lucy, I'd not seen that post.

I suggest that this is closed & future posts continue on the other thread.

Quelle surprise!



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