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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.

The Workfare Day of Action is here!

Posted: March 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Call to action | No Comments »

Workfare protests are planned in thirty seven locations today across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and England. Find your nearest protest here!

Can’t make it to a demo? There’s loads to do online.

Hitting the streets today? Take a look at this post for ideas for action, a leaflet and more info.

What we are doing works! On Wednesday, Boots became the latest high street name to withdraw from the Work Programme – one of several government workfare schemes which force people of all ages to work unpaid.

The organisations profiting from workfare can afford to pay a wage, but choose not to. This weekend, let’s make sure they know that the public won’t accept forced unpaid work in our communities. Workfare has got to go.

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