Workfare Shutdown! Oxford Circus, October 20th
From Boycott Workfare
The fight back against workfare continues on Oct 20th when tens of thousands are expected to march on London against austerity. As people march for a future that works, Boycott Workfare will be taking action for a future without forced unpaid labour.
The growing resistance against exploitative government work schemes is rattling the arrogance of workfare’s architects and profiteers. Retailers have withdrawn from workfare due to pressure from campaigners; warnings of “imminent contract failures” are being made by Work Programme charities. Neither Workfare nor the Work Programme is working.
Any of us could be subjected to forced unpaid work through the government’s back to work schemes, so it’s in the interest of all of us that we fight back. At the end of the day, workfare is an attack on the work and welfare of the unemployed and employed. It not only provides a source of cheap labour to profit-making companies but it also undermines the pay and conditions of those already in paid work.
Join Boycott Workfare in London on Oct 20th and let’s shut down the profiteers exploiting the unemployed.
Meet at 2.30pm at Oxford Circus.
Bring game face, banners, noise and fight back!
Join the facebook event and invite your friends.