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Boycott Workfare is a UK-wide campaign to end forced unpaid work for people who receive welfare. Workfare profits the rich by providing free labour, whilst threatening the poor by taking away welfare rights if people refuse to work without a living wage. We are a grassroots campaign, formed in 2010 by people with experience of workfare and those concerned about its impact. We expose and take action against companies and organisations profiting from workfare; encourage organisations to pledge to boycott it; and actively inform people of their rights.

Workfare Demonstrations This Weekend

Posted: October 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Call to action | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

On the 3rd of November and 17th of November groups across the country will be protesting against Argos Superdrug and Poundland.
Since Poundland’s involvement in workfare their profits have soared. In Brighton, Superdrug will not be taking on temporary christmas staff as they can rely on workfare placements and Argos involvement has resulted in making those who take part in workfare for Argos working above the hours intially agreed to with the clients.

Leeds – 3rd November, 2pm, Outside Argos on Headrow – Facebook Event
Brighton – 3rd November, 12noon, meet at the Clocktower – Facebook Event
Kilburn – 3rd November, 12noon, Poundland in Kilburn High Road. – Facebook Event

And coming up soon…

Birmingham – 10th November, 11.30am–12.30pm, British Heart Foundation on Harborne High Street
UK-wide – 8th December – Day of action – more details soon!


2 Comments on “Workfare Demonstrations This Weekend”

  1. 1 Workfare’s Christmas Bonus For The Bosses – Demonstrate, 8th December | Birmingham Against The Cuts said at 1:54 pm on November 21st, 2012:

    [...] Brighton, Superdrug have said they will not be taking any christmas temps this year, and in Birmingham last year, we were told by someone who applied for a temp job at Argos, [...]

  2. 2 UK Uncut and Boycott Workfare Demonstrations in Birmingham – Reports and Photos | Birmingham Against The Cuts said at 12:58 pm on December 11th, 2012:

    [...] where the manager assured us that she did not use any workfare people at that particular store, but in Brighton, Superdrug have said they will not be taking any paid christmas temps on this year whilst they continue to get free workfare labour straight from the job centre. The demonstration [...]


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