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Online picket of YMCA: Keep it rolling!

YMCA: still backing workfare despite all the evidence (Photo: Joelsp/Flickr)

YMCA: still backing workfare despite all the evidence (Photo: Joelsp/Flickr)

YMCA released a new statement on Friday defending their use of forced unpaid workers, and ignoring the fact they are responsible for pushing people into destitution and possible homelessness through sanctions which can last up to three years. Yesterday a rolling online picket was called to persuade them to join the list of charities who will no longer have anything to do with workfare. Help keep up the pressure today!

YMCA England are on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/YMCA.England

Their President, Bishop John Sentamu, has spoken out against workfare in the past. Contact him on twitter
or the charity direct

Phone them on 020 7186 9500 or their shops hotline on 0845 601 0728.

Email: shop@ymca.org.uk or enquiries@ymca.org.uk

They have a youtube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/ymcaengland

To find contact details of your nearest YMCA shop visit: http://www.ymca.org.uk/find/ymcashops

Contact YMCA International to tell the world what this organisation is doing in their name to the poorest and already destitute in the UK @ymcaint or on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ymcas

YMCA have a range of fundraising arms including a Fitness Training company on twitter @ymcafit and facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ymcafit

They also run a corporate conference centre called Dunford House 01730 812381 sale@dunfordhouse.org.uk http://www.facebook.com/dunfordhouse

Join the Week of Action Against Workfare beginning on March 18th.

Please note: Whilst it’s well worth trying to speak to a manager or senior individual if possible please bear in mind most people taking calls/emails will be low paid retail/admin staff and could even be on workfare themselves. Be aware that is an offence to make telephone calls or send communications which are threatening, indecent or offensive.

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