Boycott Workfare are supporting the Stop G4S network’s protest this Thursday at G4S’ Annual General Meeting. Among their long list of abuses, G4S are the company the government are depending upon to prop up their latest punitive workfare scheme ‘Community Work Placements’. G4S are also involved in the government’s other workfare scheme, the Work Programme, which seems to mostly involve G4S staff spending their time filling out sanction referrals. Below is the call out from Stop G4S. Hope to see you there!
Protest at the G4S Annual General Meeting
1pm, Thursday June 5, Western Terrace, Excel Centre
Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
While it continues to make billions from human rights abuses and privatisation, it’s not all good news for G4S, the world’s biggest security company.
Universities, charities, and trade unions across the world have cancelled contracts worth millions of pounds with the company over its role in human rights abuses in Palestine, where it helps to run Israel’s abhorrent prison system, and across the world.
Three G4S guards are to be charged with manslaughter over their role in the death of Jimmy Mubenga, an Angolan man who died while being ‘restrained’ during a deportation run by G4S.
Following tireless campaigning, a parliamentary watchdog published a scathing report exposing how G4S has provided filthy and unfit housing for people awaiting outcomes of asylum claims or appeals and ensured the company will be fined.
Deeply concerned that G4S is taking over prisons, policing and education, unions and activists are organising to condemn and resist the role G4S is playing in the wholesale privatisation of the UK’s public services.
Now G4S hopes to get the upper hand back by presenting a whitewashed picture of itself at its annual general meeting.
Join us for a demonstration to show G4S they can’t get away with their human rights abuses! Bring your friends, banners, drums and anything else you can make noise with!
Endorsed by: Stop G4S Anti-Raids Network Boycott Israel Network Boycott Workfare Brighton Palestine Solidarity Campaign CAMPACC Campaign against criminalising communities Campaign to Close Campsfield Corporate Watch Friends of Al Aqsa Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit Greater Manchester Stop G4S Campaign Hackney Refugee and Migrant Support Group Islamic Human Rights Commission Inminds.com International Women's Peace Service - Palestine Jews for Justice for Palestinians No Borders No to G4S Huddersfield Liverpool Friends of Palestine London Palestine Action Merton Palestine Solidarity Campaign No Borders No One is Illegal Palestine Solidarity Campaign Right to Remain Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign Southampton Students for Palestine South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group York Palestine Solidarity Campaign War on Want Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike