Demonstration at Workfare Profiteers InTraining on Friday

This weekend, Boycott Workfare are organising days of national action against workfare, and in Birmingham we’ll be taking part on Friday, with a lunchtime demonstration outside InTraining, one of the workfare profiteers, whose failure to help jobseekers led to one contacting us with his story, which you can read here.

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

InTraining
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.

ATOS Protest in BirminghamThen 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
12noon

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.

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5 responses to “Demonstration at Workfare Profiteers InTraining on Friday

  1. Pingback: Birmingham Trades Council » Demonstration at Workfare Profiteers InTraining on Friday

  2. Thanks for this info – wil ltry to attend x

  3. Reblogged this on DOG Sharon and commented:
    Birmingham – from The Workshop of the World to Workfare of the Wankers

  4. steve

    we went, but only Bob W was there and he (Had travelled 10 miles) had no leaflets and now we’ve göt along to the ”BATC” meeting to find the door locked
    You should be honest and publicly wind up this cover for left TU bureaucrats

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