Workfare is the system whereby unemployed and disabled people are forced to work for charities, community organisations and companies under threat of having their benefits stopped entirely for up to three years for unemployed people and losing 70% of their benefits indefinitely for disabled people.
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Saturday, 13 July 2013
Marks and Spencers, High Street, Birmingham
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West Midlands Solfed have called a demonstration and we will be joining them to support the Boycott Workfare campaign as Marks and Spencer have recently publicly backed workfare, boasting that 2% of their workforce don’t get paid. We will be picketing Marks and Spencers in Bimingham near the bull ring from 1pm.
It is almost to his credit that he claims criticism is “misguided and insulting” whilst lying and misleading about schemes which are misguided in their methods. This is a response to the points he made in the article, showing his lies for what they are.
Monday – Friday Online actions – see the Boycott Workfare website for details of who to contact each day.
Monday’s action: 24 hours to stop IDS rewriting history and robbing £130 million – Day 1 in the Workfare Week of Action
Today is International Day of Persons With Disabilities. It is Also the Day Disabled People In the UK Can Be Forced into Unlimited Unpaid Workfare
In a somewhat sick twist of irony that seems typical of this government after the ATOS paralympics sponsorsip, Ian Duncan-Smith’s workfare schemes are to be extended to disabled people who have been placed in the Work Related Activity Group (wrag) by ATOS, where they are expected to be able to find some kind of work and already have some conditionality attached to their benefits. Those with the most serious disabilities who are next expected to look for work are placed in the Support Group.
Saturday 8th December, 2pm
at the new Poundland, S12 Martinaeu Place, 76-77 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B2 4UQ
Please join and invite your friends to the facebook event and spread the word.