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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.

Make Workfare Redundant – Leeds Unemployment Action Group Protest

Posted: December 15th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Action report | Tags: | No Comments »

On the 8th of December Leeds Unemployment Action Group took part in a national protest against companies and charities involved in workfare. We headed onto the streets of Leeds protesting outside various charities like the British Heart Foundation and Scope to companies like Shoe Zone. Talking to members of the public we raised awareness around how exploitative Workfare is not just for the unemployed but those in paid work as well.

Boycott Workfare’s week of action continues today with demonstrations in Kings Lynn, Brighton, York and Staines.

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