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A4E Communications Blockade – Day 3 of the Workfare Week of Action

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Workfare: doesn’t work and not fair. Photo: Howard Jones

Yesterday, aside from a few votes against, Labour lined up with Conservative and Lib Dems to enable the workfare bill to go through by abstaining. Not only did politicians enable a retroactive law be enacted, they also deprived 225,000 people of justice, effectively robbing £130 million in welfare payments people were lawfully due.

But don’t get mad, get even. A4e is one of the biggest beneficiaries of Government welfare policy. In 2011 the company turnover was £180 million, 100% of which came from the public coffers. Out of this the bosses shared out £11 million between them. Today is their turn.

A4e have a catastrophic record of failing to meet even the paltry minimum targets set by the Department for Work and Pensions for finding people jobs on the workfare scheme, the Work Programme. You have more chance of finding a job without their bullying ‘back to work’ tactics.

Not content with what amounts to the officially sanctioned scam of lucrative welfare to work contracts from their friends in Government there are numerous accusations of fraud against them, where records are apparently falsified, so that they can claim even more public money for not doing their job. They are further subsidised by the public by their use of mandatory unpaid labour within the company as well. The costs of Workfare are socialised while the profits are privatised.

We are asking everyone to make their voice heard once more. Contact A4e and complain about their involvement in Workfare.

The aim is to shut down their communications as much as possible, to reclaim some of the time we have paid for with our taxes and distract them from hassling unemployed and disabled people for a while. They may not listen to individual complaints, but they will take notice when they can’t do their day-to-day activities for the sheer volume of complaints coming in! Be polite.

Email A4e: customerservices@a4e.co.uk
Head of Communications: kmccrory@a4e.co.uk
Media Relations Manager: jkerr@a4e.co.uk
Send secure email via: https://www.hushmail.com/
Fax A4e Head Office fax number: 0114 275 4632
Send free faxes via: http://www.freepopfax.com/
Many classic books are available as free PDFs online. Perhaps A4e would like to read them.
Phone A4e Customer Services Freephone Number: 0800 345 666
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– Operations Manager

Website Complaints Form: http://mya4e.com/contact-us/complaints-form/

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CLARENCE JACKMAN

KILBURN UNEMPLOYED WORKERS GROUP HANDED OUT BOYCOTTWORKFARE LEAFLETS WITH OUR OWN LEAFLETS SUPPORTING THE PCS STRIKE TODAY FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS OUTSIDE KILBURN JOBCENTRE. A POSTER WE PUT UP OUTSIDE STATED: "NO TO DWP, ATOS, WORKFARE CRIMINALS"

Jj

Why do Ingeus seem to escape much of the online attention?
The last time I was in, I witnessed an 'advisor' telling a man that "he would have to take this job in France or he would lose his benefits."
He was willing to do it but needed help getting passport and meeting the travel costs. Needless to say they weren't going to do that.
The thing is, they, via their DPA waiver, applied for this on his behalf!
Granted, this sanction will probably be rejected by the decision maker, but you can't rely on reasonable outcomes these days.

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Mohammed Najib

Is it possible to find out how certain MPs voted for the workfare bill which is denying claimants a refund for sanctions which the court recently ruled as 'unlawful'.