National Week of Action Against Workfare
July 14, 2012 12:00Tagged as: cuts social_struggles solidarity workers_struggles
Islington – Saturday 7th July. More info.
Blackheath and Brixton – Saturday 7th and 14th July. More info.
Central London – Saturday 7th July 12 noon, meet near Goodge Street station. More info.
Wood Green – Saturday 7th July, 12 noon at Holland and Barrett, 129-131 High Road, N22 6BB and may end up somewhere else before 1pm. (Call 07817 483 167 if you can’t find us on the day.)
Hackney – Saturday 14th July. More info.
As part of the National Week of Action Against Workfare from July 7th to 14th, we are organising direct action against workfare's main offenders.
Workfare isn't just unpaid labour for the unemployed and a major attack on benefits. It is an attack on all working people - on their jobs, pay & conditions, and their ability to organise. We need to fight workfare together, whether or not we are in work, and whether or not we are on benefits.
Invite your friends, family, campaigning group, union branch. Also, if you can, bring things to liven it up: banners, placards, musical instruments and noise makers.
The leaflets we'll be using are here (print some and bring them along if you can):https://anarchistmedia.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/holland-and-barrett-tf.pdf ;http://www.boycottworkfare.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Feb-2012-Leaflet.pdf ; http://iww.org.uk/system/files/images/bw_front_360dpi.preview.png
Boycott Workfare is a UK-wide campaign to end forced unpaid work for people who receive welfare. Workfare profits the rich by providing free labour, whilst threatening the poor by taking away welfare rights if people refuse to work without a living wage. We are a grassroots campaign, formed in 2010 by people with experience of workfare and those concerned about its impact. We expose and take action against companies and organisations profiting from workfare; encourage organisations to pledge to boycott it; and actively inform people of their rights.