The new meaning of ‘support’

The government is apparently planning to launch a scheme to help employers reduce the amount of time employees spend off sick.

This is as reported by Sky news.

Obviously this appears to be a report of a scheme which is not yet up and running so it may change. My comments are based on the plan.

This scheme carries many of the hall-marks of a modern political class disciplinary scheme. For instance;

i) There is no compulsion in it. (At least it is not reported whether there will be sanctions for not accepting a referral to this new ‘Health and Work Service’). In practice though people will (sanctions or not) feel obliged to go. If they don’t that will be taken as evidence of non-compliance and

Author: justinwyllie

EFL Teacher and Photographer