- Mr Iain Duncan Smith
- United Kingdom
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'Unemployed people will be forced to join up to a government site at the centre of security concerns - as well as posting their CVs online - or face losing their jobseeker’s allowance from the new year', it has been announced.
The Universal Jobmatch site was criticised after hackers demonstrated its vulnerability to attack and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith admitted that thousands of fake job adverts had been blocked, but that some had got through and had to be removed.
But, speaking this morning, Mr Duncan Smith said that joining it would become compulsory, regardless of whether or not they search for jobs via other means. He said: “We have been clear that this is not mandatory yet and there will be no sanctions for not joining… but mandation will begin in the new year.” ' The Independent 21/12/12
We, the undersigned, call on the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Mr Iain Duncan Smith, to abolish the law that states that those claiming Jobseekers Allowance should join the UNSECURE Universal Jobmatch site.
The Refuse to join the Jobseekers UNSECURE Website petition to Mr Iain Duncan Smith was written by Katrina Blyth and is in the category Employment at GoPetition.