This weekend, demonstrations took place in Leeds at Argos and Superdrug use of workfare labour:
Leeds Unemployed Action Group reports:
On the 3rd of November, we took to the streets in Leeds to highlight companies that are involved in workfare. Leeds Unemployment Action Group protested outside Argos and Superdrug from handing out our flyers and speaking to members of the public we raised awareness into the public conscience about workfare. Most members of the public were disgusted to find out that big brand names like Argos and Superdrug are involved in a scheme which exploits the unemployed.
This coming Saturday 10th November there’s more coming up!
- There will be a demonstration in Harborne, Birmingham at the British Heart Foundation
- In Leicester, Boycott Workfare event, meet at the clocktower at half 9 and join us in protesting about workfare in Leicester.
- In Liverpool, come along to the workfare workshop at the Anti-Cuts conference
Then coming up soon are a further picket of Superdrug in Brighton on the 17th and on December 8th we will have a national day of action around the UK.