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Workfare Shutdown! Oxford Circus, October 20th

October 10, 2012

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 Retailers have withdrawn from workfare due to pressure from campaigners; warnings of “imminent contract failures” are being made by Work Programme charities.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.

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 29, 2012 5:43 am

    Your right we have to fight against the abuse ov the most vulnrable in the name ov cuts its time for us to fight back this is our country and we fought for all our rights cameron and people like him didn’t give us it magnacarta he had no ldea we need to get these people out now and there should be a inqiery into the way atos does its dealings its time to stand people

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