Have we got a right to go to work?

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I know it’s not trendy, cool or whatever to say you like a Dire Straits song, but I have said before, and may well say again that this is a favourite of mine:

Mark Knopfler wrote stories. This one includes these lines:

I used to like to go to work but they shut it down
I've got a right to go to work but there's no work here to be found
Yes, and they say we're gonna have to pay what's owed
We're gonna have to reap from some seed that's been sowed

So, do we have that right?

Should we have that right?

And what must be paid for it?

The context is the discussion of UBI and the Jobs Guarantee in the comments section yesterday.