Have you done free archaeology (or irrelevant labour) on workfare? Do you know someone who has? Out the ’employers’!

As I explained before, there is a long-running, cross-party effort to consolidate and normalise unpaid labour, in which the cultural heritage sector is both victimised and (more or less naively or cynically) complicit. The coincidences of and clashes between “unpaid voluntary work” and “workfare” (work-for-welfare) highlight the realities of both cultural heritage work and workfare.

[Now cross-posted on (un)free archaeology.]

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