If Labour really believed in social justice and opposed workfare they would put in a motion as the Official Opposition within the following forty days to call for a debate and vote on it. Labour introduced workfare into the UK. This is the chance for them to right that wrong. The question is:
Does your MP want is what is best for you or what is best for Poundland?
Labour MP John McDonnell has tabled an Early Day Motion seeking an annulment of the new regulations. If it gets a lot of signatures from MPs of any party, the government could grant a vote. If your MP is in the Labour Party, they can also encourage the front bench to submit a motion as the Offical Opposition which stands a greater chance of success.
Take action: So that this can happen, and quickly, it is crucial that you contact your MP. You may like to use this template letter (or see the PDF version here). You can use it to email your MP in two clicks from the theyworkforyou.com website.
That’s it! Quick, easy and very important.
Please let us know how your MP responds. We plan to keep people updated over the next 40 days, as we prepare for the week of action. MPs can claim £250 a month in expenses without a receipt. People on JSA are expected to work in Poundland for no wages at all. Boycott Workfare. Boycott exploitation.