With workfare schemes being expanded, and a new scheme being piloted in London, forcing school leavers to do a 3 month forced work placement as soon as they sign on, it is important that we show and build resistance to these schemes which force unemployed and disabled people into unsuitable work placements that threatens paid jobs and fails to help jobseekers into work.
You can read more about workfare and why we support the Boycott Workfare campaign in this post
Friday 7th September
12noon – 1pm
4 Norton Street, Hockley, B18 5RQ
Accessibility information: The nearest tram/metro stop is Soho (Benson Road). The metro is fully accessible with level access on every tram and at every station – for more accessibility information, please see the Network West Midlands website. The tram stop is about 0.6miles from the InTraining offices.
To check bus routes and for accessibility information for buses, please see the Network West Midlands site.
We are not aware of accessible or single use toilets near this location.
There are many actions taking place around the UK over the weekend – check what else is happening near you on the Boycott Workfare website.
Then on Saturday, join PCS Disabled workers in a demonstration about this government’s treatment of disabled workers as they close Remploy factories and cut DLA (with a new assessment process which ATOS will run in parts of the country – the same company that is running the hated WCA assessment process for ESA).
Disabled people claiming ESA who are put in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) can be placed on the work programme and forced onto placements with companies and charities, just like anyone claiming JSA, and we ask people to join the PCS demonstration in solidarity with disabled workers who are losing their jobs in the cuts and recession and will no doubt find themselves on one of the schemes sooner or later.
Saturday 8th September
By Waterstones, corner of New Street and High Street
accessibility information: New Street and Moor Street train stations are the closest, around 500m from either station. Both stations are wheelchair accessible. The nearest bus stops are the ones on Moor Street Queensway. Please check the Network West Midlands website for details of bus routes.
Accessible toilets are available within 100m of Waterstones in the Bull Ring and Pavilions shopping centres.