Workfare Week of Action 6th-14th July

On a day I find out that the Queen is getting a 5% rise for the second year running I’ve discovered another opportunity to show up and speak out against DWP’s Class Warfare programmes. Mark Hoban will be there and some lesser DWP commandants. Spread the word…

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workfare-stick-upvia Boycott Workfare – please spread the word!

When the Work Programme launched two years ago, the government wanted everyone finishing it to be sent to do six months of forced unpaid work. But all mention of this punitive scheme has now disappeared: a powerful testament to the strength of your actions.

People are pushing back the spread of workfare: One provider has complained that it has 100 fewer placements each week in its area alone. In recent weeks, Argos and Homebase claim to have pulled out of workfare, Wetherspoons has followed them and Debenhams are wobbling. The government has been ordered to reveal the list of workfare exploiters but keeps appealing: it is terrified that the public response will spell the end for workfare.

Now is the time to keep pushing.

On 6-14 July, the week that the poverty profiteers of the workfare industry will be gathering for…

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