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This Monday: anti-workfare protest at Grayling’s workfare conference

Monday 26th March, Meet 9am at Centrepoint, Tottenham Court Road, London. Or come along at 10.30am to pay a visit to local workfare providers!

On Monday 26th March Chris Grayling will be entertaining his friends at a workfare conference entitled ‘Tapping into talent: putting employers at the heart of the Work Programme’.

The title says it all really – the Work Programme is not there to support the unemployed, but to squeeze profit out of them for employers by placing job seekers on workfare.

• Under the Work Programme job seekers may be forced to work for up to 6 months unpaid.

• The Work Programme is costing tax payers over £5 billion but will not create a single new job.

• Multi-million pound companies such as A4e, currently being investigated for fraud, and G4S, who are being investigated for their role in the death of Jimmy Mubenga, stand to make huge profits – courtesy of the tax payer – through the Work Programme.

• The Work Programme discriminates against disabled people and prisoners who are being fast tracked onto the scheme.

At this conference Grayling hopes to reassure businesses about the Work Programme after the public outcry against workfare. But however hard Grayling tries to convince businesses, it is quite clear to everyone that the Work Programme is doomed to fail. We will not tolerate this exploitation!

We will be there to remind Grayling and his friends that workfare doesn’t work and isn’t fair!

Join us at 9am to give them a rowdy welcome to the conference.

At 10.30am we will be heading off to some other sites of workfare interest in the area – join us for the ‘Farewell Emma’ party at a nearby A4e. There’ll be cake, balloons, and party hats. Feel free to bring along other party goodies.

Invite your friends on Facebook!

The organisers of the workfare conference suggested using #InclusionTalent2012 on Twitter. We might want to join them – if you can stand to type out their fatuous slogans.

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