Chingford and Woodford MP Iain Duncan Smith to speak at conference in Chingford today over adults 'forced out' of work

Iain Duncan Smith will be speaking in Chingford today

Iain Duncan Smith will be speaking in Chingford today

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Jobless adults who have been ‘forced out’ of the workplace will be the focus of an open conference led by Chingford and Woodford Green MP and Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith today.

Following the government’s pledge to help over 50s get back into work, Mr Duncan Smith will be speaking at Chingford Assembly Hall in Station Road about the ways in which this can be made possible.

Mr Duncan Smith said: “For too long older workers have found themselves forced out of work early bringing terrible consequences for individuals and their families, as well as the overall economy.

“We know that older people are more likely to become long-term unemployed or inactive once out of work and it is for this reason that this Government has taken action to tackle the issue.

“Business needs to play its part too, given the skills, experience and work ethic that older staff have to offer. If the UK is to remain competitive and avoid a skills and labour shortage, we need to retain these valuable people in the workplace."

The event is organised by Age UK Waltham Forest.

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8:20am Fri 4 Jul 14

Don't Give Up says...

Please advise the time the meeting starts and it would have been more beneficial if this had been given much more advanced warning.
Please advise the time the meeting starts and it would have been more beneficial if this had been given much more advanced warning. Don't Give Up
  • Score: 9

2:08pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Thunderbird4 says...

The newspaper has been told not to give the time. The puppet masters don't want the public to turn up, just in case they ask awkward questions.
The newspaper has been told not to give the time. The puppet masters don't want the public to turn up, just in case they ask awkward questions. Thunderbird4
  • Score: 20

8:24pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Guard123! says...

By 'Help the over 50's back into work.' Does he mean strip them of benefits, leave them destitute then offer them the grand opportunity of **** shovelling for benefits? Or does he mean actual, meaningful help?

We will see...
By 'Help the over 50's back into work.' Does he mean strip them of benefits, leave them destitute then offer them the grand opportunity of **** shovelling for benefits? Or does he mean actual, meaningful help? We will see... Guard123!
  • Score: 18

10:38pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Thunderbird4 wrote:
The newspaper has been told not to give the time. The puppet masters don't want the public to turn up, just in case they ask awkward questions.
Plankton
[quote][p][bold]Thunderbird4[/bold] wrote: The newspaper has been told not to give the time. The puppet masters don't want the public to turn up, just in case they ask awkward questions.[/p][/quote]Plankton Villagecranberry
  • Score: -6

12:03pm Sat 5 Jul 14

DisabledScapegoat says...

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith today.
Following the government’s pledge to help over 50s get back into work.

Ex Remploy worker with Cerebral Palsy aged 55.

Remember Labour and the Conservatives asset stripped all Remploy factories and threw disabled people like myself on the Dole.My many conditions have worsened with age.

Lain Duncan Smith, not fit for purpose, come join me in the Dole Cue.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith today. Following the government’s pledge to help over 50s get back into work. Ex Remploy worker with Cerebral Palsy aged 55. Remember Labour and the Conservatives asset stripped all Remploy factories and threw disabled people like myself on the Dole.My many conditions have worsened with age. Lain Duncan Smith, not fit for purpose, come join me in the Dole Cue. DisabledScapegoat
  • Score: 7

12:40pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Diridonda says...

Please tell us more about this event. I am really interested in what they come up with.
Please tell us more about this event. I am really interested in what they come up with. Diridonda
  • Score: 3

1:30pm Sat 5 Jul 14

I'm Alan says...

MP Iain Duncan Smith, I can't stand this slap head.
MP Iain Duncan Smith, I can't stand this slap head. I'm Alan
  • Score: 10

1:08am Mon 7 Jul 14

sensibility says...

It appears this occurred on 4 July providing the information in this link is correct.

http://walthamforest
carers.com/index.php
?page=98&article=93
It appears this occurred on 4 July providing the information in this link is correct. http://walthamforest carers.com/index.php ?page=98&article=93 sensibility
  • Score: 0

11:55am Tue 8 Jul 14

Lucky ex-patient says...

This minister is an utter fool. Employers hire job-hoppers instead of unemployed applicants, and the government STILL lets them get away with it even though there are millions out of work. IDS can talk all he likes, but unless he deals with this situation nothing will ever change!
This minister is an utter fool. Employers hire job-hoppers instead of unemployed applicants, and the government STILL lets them get away with it even though there are millions out of work. IDS can talk all he likes, but unless he deals with this situation nothing will ever change! Lucky ex-patient
  • Score: 1

4:22pm Tue 8 Jul 14

jonny mash says...

He may be the quiet man of politics but this shows that he cares. As Lord Norman Tebbitt said people need to get on their bike and find work, older people are generally more polite than the young yoots who are too lazy to find a job and would rather spend their time playing Mortal Combat on their ExBoxes. Good luck to all of the jobseekers
He may be the quiet man of politics but this shows that he cares. As Lord Norman Tebbitt said people need to get on their bike and find work, older people are generally more polite than the young yoots who are too lazy to find a job and would rather spend their time playing Mortal Combat on their ExBoxes. Good luck to all of the jobseekers jonny mash
  • Score: -17

5:44pm Tue 8 Jul 14

stickmanny says...

jonny mash wrote:
He may be the quiet man of politics but this shows that he cares. As Lord Norman Tebbitt said people need to get on their bike and find work, older people are generally more polite than the young yoots who are too lazy to find a job and would rather spend their time playing Mortal Combat on their ExBoxes. Good luck to all of the jobseekers
Cornbeefur
[quote][p][bold]jonny mash[/bold] wrote: He may be the quiet man of politics but this shows that he cares. As Lord Norman Tebbitt said people need to get on their bike and find work, older people are generally more polite than the young yoots who are too lazy to find a job and would rather spend their time playing Mortal Combat on their ExBoxes. Good luck to all of the jobseekers[/p][/quote]Cornbeefur stickmanny
  • Score: 3

1:22am Thu 10 Jul 14

Thunderbird4 says...

The over 50's, were replaced by younger job seekers, because they were cheaper: that's Thatcherism/capitali
sm; get it cheaper to increase profits.

The over 50's might have had the skills, experience and work ethic, but all that means nothing if you can find someone who will accept peanuts to do the job - or be sanctioned if they don't.

Back to work for the over 50's can't happen unless there is work; if there was, they wouldn't be unemployed.
The over 50's, were replaced by younger job seekers, because they were cheaper: that's Thatcherism/capitali sm; get it cheaper to increase profits. The over 50's might have had the skills, experience and work ethic, but all that means nothing if you can find someone who will accept peanuts to do the job - or be sanctioned if they don't. Back to work for the over 50's can't happen unless there is work; if there was, they wouldn't be unemployed. Thunderbird4
  • Score: 2

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