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Protest group calls work experience 'slave labour'

Shops including Tesco and Argos have expressed concerns over a government work experience scheme.

Some protest groups have described it as "slave labour" but the government says it is an "excellent" opportunity when over one million 16-24 year-olds are unemployed.

The scheme allows those claiming unemployment benefit to work for a period without losing their payments.

Estelle Cooch from the Right To Work protest told BBC Radio 5 live Wake Up To Money why they objected to the schemes.

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  • 22 Feb 2012
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