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Edinburgh, London, Brighton, Bristol, Amsterdam! Join The Week Of Action Against Workfare

2 Oct

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learndirectfom Boycott Workfare

The government fears workfare could “collapse”. We want to make it do just that. On 4-12 October, take part in the week of action against workfare. The list of events is growing…. read on to find one near you, and if you can’t find one, why not plan your own? We can help – get in touch! There’ll be mass online actions on Mon-Fri of the week of action too. Get involved and help show workfare profiteers and exploiters “If you exploit us we will shut you down!”

6 Oct, Brighton Benefits Campaign picket of Avanta
Monday 6 October at 11am, Meet at Brighton Station forecourt

Join us in picketing Avanta, private provider and bully of unemployed and disabled people, sending them out as unpaid labour or forcing them into unsuitable badly paid work, and referring them for sanctions.
See the Facebook event. 

6 Oct, TUC…

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Labour’s Workfare Plus A Sandwich Scheme Could Be The Most Exploitative Forced Work Yet

17 Mar

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miliband Ed Miliband pretended he has a real job as he announced his latest forced labour scheme.

Labour’s workfare plus a sandwich scheme is no better than the Tory’s current workfare and is every bit as badly thought out.

Labour’s Compulsory Jobs Guarantee takes the worst elements of almost all previous welfare-to-work style schemes and has rolled them all into one giant and hugely expensive fuck up. Possibly hundreds of thousands of people are to be forced to work in part-time temporary jobs with wages pegged at the minimum wage or face their benefits will be stopped.

Many people in these compulsory jobs may find themselves worse off then someone on current Tory workfare schemes.  The jobs will only be for 25 hours a week, meaning those over 21 will receive just £156.70 under current rates.  For the vast majority of claimants, who have rent to pay, this is likely to…

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Labour’s Workfare Plus A Sandwich Scheme Could Be The Most Exploitative Forced Work Yet

17 Mar

Labour’s Workfare Plus A Sandwich Scheme Could Be The Most Exploitative Forced Work Yet.

No More Deaths! Join The UK Wide Day Of Protest Against Atos On Wednesday February 19th

22 Feb

No More Deaths! Join The UK Wide Day Of Protest Against Atos On Wednesday February 19th.

Don’t Blame Us For The Suffering We Cause Say Atos, We’re Just Making Money

22 Feb

Don’t Blame Us For The Suffering We Cause Say Atos, We’re Just Making Money.

Don’t Believe The Hype Unemployment Is Back On The Rise

22 Feb

Don’t Believe The Hype Unemployment Is Back On The Rise.

What The Fuck Does David Cameron Know About Poverty?

22 Feb

What The Fuck Does David Cameron Know About Poverty?.