March 31st Workfare Actions Heat Up

(but so far any attempt by George Osborne to impose VAT on them has failed).

This Saturday in Bristol (1pm at the bandstand in castle park)  people will demonstrate against companies that profit from workfare.  They will join a total of twenty+ protests (scroll down for full list) across the UK.  Workfare has taken a battering, its time to finish it off!

Workfare is the term applied to government schemes that force people to work for free or loose their benefits. It has been shown in its official report not to reduce unemployment, it costs millions in taxes, forces down wages, hurts small businesses, is corrupt, and only benefits (wait for it) big business and the rich!

Media reports, pulic outrage and a string of protests have resulted in dozens of organisations dropping out, and caused the government to lie on national TV to try and calm us all down. Well, we haven’t calmed down. It’s time to finish off workfare for good. Here’s our list, click for more details:

In addition, on Friday (30th) there will be a protest in Halifax and on Monday (2nd) April boycott workfare will be protesting against the Communication Workers Union. The CWU are the only union to publicly support workfare. Please contact your local branch and check their position – in Bristol they are opposed to workfare and are tabling a motion at the April CWU conference to cease all involvement.

This banner sums it up best, See you all on the streets!

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  1. Pingback: Workfare Leaflets and Target List « Bristol Anarchist Federation

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