Letter: There's more to work than jobs

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The Independent Online
EVEN IF, for the unemployed, there was enough work to go to, the Government's infatuation with the work ethic is out of touch with the realities of work today: stress, exploitation and insecurity (Alan Watkins, Section 2, 29 March). It also fails to consider the value and meaning of the work we do - its effect on the environment, its socio-economic divisiveness and that far too much work (especially by the ruling management middle-classes) is purely in the monetary self-interest of those who do it. The massive transfer of money from education, health and the environment - the things that matter - to the pockets of entertainment,the city and marketing is bankrupting the world. Why aren't these issues being addressed by Frank Field's Green Paper?

David Rodway

Woldingham, Surrey

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