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I assume it would be entirely possible to set one up exclusively for those not suckling from the government teat. Would be interesting to see the response though.

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Its for public service workers and generally sell by date food, operated by Company Shop Limited

I work there, you have to work for certain companies, mainly foods. You can work for NHS, Police, and lots of other things. No Stuff is out of date, if it is we have to skip it. Sundays we have in fresh fruit & veg and most days we have fresh bread, with same dates as the in shops, if it is the days date it will be discounted as 10p normally but we never sell out of date stock

http://www.sheffield...ad.php?t=215837

Not sure why they should be entitled to sell by date food, rather than it being offered to supermarket customers in general but there we go.

Edited by aSecureTenant

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If the government and the banksters allowed house prices to fall then NHS and emergency workers (and everybody else) would have enough money left to pay regular food prices...

This is just another symptom of too high housing costs.

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There are lots of these things

healthservicediscounts.com = official

healthstaffdiscounts.co.uk = unofficial

They all work a bit like groupon, they take advantage of businesses that are desperate for the custom with the promise "we can help you market to the 1 million staff who are in the NHS"

In other words they act as a database of companies that are not doing very well.

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shouldn't the tax payers be the ones getting preferential treatment.

Are we saying that doctors and nurses working in the NHS don't pay tax?

It seems as though you are implying that those working for the public sector are nothing more than scroungers.

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Are we saying that doctors and nurses working in the NHS don't pay tax?

It seems as though you are implying that those working for the public sector are nothing more than scroungers.

Why don't we employ everyone in the public sector then.. All industry in the public sector , all jobs for life on ever increasing pay escalators and pensions - the utopia of a successful socialist state - the reality is the public sector is a net consumer of taxation and the private sector is a net contributor.. It couldn't work otherwise.. Surely there can be no debate on this?

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There is nothing wrong or political about this.

Company shop have a contract with food outlets and supermarkets to take away sell be date stock and offload it to NHS workers etc.

Anyone could do this and sell it to car mechanics, or estate agents if they wanted to.

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http://membership.st...membership-shop

The shop operates on a membership basis with access limited to the following:

Employees of our partners

Retirees of our partners

Workers in the emergency services including the NHS, Fire Brigade and Police.

I used to be a member when I worked in the sausage factory. Never bothered going though.

They also run the "community shop".

Most of the food sold, is stuff they would not be able to sell to big retailers - spelling mistakes on packaging etc.

Edited by Self Employed Youth

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Why don't we employ everyone in the public sector then.. All industry in the public sector , all jobs for life on ever increasing pay escalators and pensions - the utopia of a successful socialist state - the reality is the public sector is a net consumer of taxation and the private sector is a net contributor.. It couldn't work otherwise.. Surely there can be no debate on this?

Of course we couldn't employ everyone in the public sector,a bizarre thing to say!

My point is simply that the public sector is necessary and those working in it should not be looked down upon as people who don't pay tax.

Of course the pay for the staff greatly exceeds the tax they pay, as with all other workers i know of.

The public sector provides a service to the public, isn't it perfectly justifiable to be paid for that service?

I will agree that public sector pensions are still very good even if they are to be changed to career average schemes. I hope the private sector will one day compete but i doubt it!

As for pay rises a a 2-3 year pay freeze followed by 3 years of 1% that is likely to be taken away?

Don't believe every sensationalist article you read in the Mail!

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The public sector provides a service to the public, isn't it perfectly justifiable to be paid for that service?

If only it did and that's all it did. It does way more than that these days.

That said, NHS workers are far worthier than most, that actually is a service people want after all.

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If only it did and that's all it did. It does way more than that these days.

That said, NHS workers are far worthier than most, that actually is a service people want after all.

Fair point!

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