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.
- You could start by contacting these companies which profit from forced unpaid work under the Work Programme:
Wilkinsons, Savers, Asda, Pizza Hut, British Heart Foundation, Barnardos, Holiday Inn, Poundstretcher.
- Tweet at companies quickly and easily through this handy web page.
- Or see this blog post or the Facebook event for an online weekend of action with loads of suggestions.
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.