Curious as we are now so dependant upon “volunteers”
26 September 2021 — theplanningmotivedotcom
This is not about occasional volunteering on a Sunday. This article describes the state orchestrated, regulated and systemic expenditure of labour time in the sphere of charity work in order to compensate for the withdrawal of public services carried out by waged labour.
I was asked to write an article on this subject by my Union. That article had two themes. Firstly to criticize the union movement for not taking a lead in community work when they have more members than church goers. Secondly, to show how wasteful charity labour is. This article deals only with the second aspect.