The annual conference of the welfare-to-work industry will be held at Manchester Convention Centre on Tuesday 9th – Wednesday 10th July.
With tickets costing £414 it is unlikely that benefit claimants themselves will be represented at the conference. Instead it will be workfare providers such as A4e, G4S and Working Links who will be using yet more taxpayer’s money to boost their profiles at the two day knees up.
Luckily claimants can join in online as delegates will be tweeting using the hashtag #w2w2013. As part of the Week of Action Against Workfare why not join the conversation on Tuesday 9th July. Let’s make sure these poverty profiteers know that whatever new ways they come up with to harass claimants, if they continue to exploit us, we will shut them down.
The conference is being organised by the Centre for Social Inclusion (CESI) who can be contacted on twitter @CESIEvents or @InclusionCESI.
Sadly it is not only welfare to work companies involved in the conference but several charities as well. One of them, the Child Poverty Action Group, is even listed as an official supporter of the event. The charity claim they did not pay for this, but are listed as supporters because they have produced a booklet which will be handed out on the day. As part of the online action why not tell them what you think of them helping to give this conference charitable cover on twitter @CPAGUK and on facebook.