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The story below was sent to UnemployedNet by a jobseeker who was unhappy with the service she received from her local jobcentre.
She was made to sign a blank jobseeker’s agreement in a session with others who were also made to do the same thing.
The agreement is an important document for unemployed people; it acts as a contract between them and their jobcentre, and any failure to meet its conditions can lead to benefits being taken away.
Other jobseekers will not be surprised that her complaint about this breach of decent practice was met with a flat denial that it took place.
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