Workfare Week of action kicks off tomorrow! Brighton Benefits Campaign picket Saturday 8th December.

Go on, click me, you know you want to...When you get bored with Starbucks, there’s a Brighton Benefits Campaign picket outside Superdrug on London Rd (there may also be one on Western Rd if there are numbers) this Saturday at 2pm.

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WORKFARE NOW FOR SICK AND DISABLED PEOPLE
Since Monday, sick and disabled people claiming ESA can now be forced to work without pay. As if this isn’t bad enough, many of their placements will be with the very charities which are meant to support disabled people. Charities such as Scope, Sense and British Heart Foundation are all profiting from workfare.
But what we do is having an impact: yesterday Age UK announced they were pulling out; Scope claims to be reviewing its involvement; British Heart Foundation has not pulled out completely, but has announced it is “stepping back”.

REPLACING CHRISTMAS STAFF

We’ve had reports that Argos and Superdrug are systematically replacing paid Christmas staff with workfare. They’re not the only ones. Asda was definitely at it this time last year. http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=306

We’ve heard from staff at Shoezone too: http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=1778

If they exploit us, we will shut them down!

TAKE ACTION THIS WEEK

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2 Comments

  1. This is bloody disgusting and should be brought to the medias attention in all forms.TESCO, will never shop there again,

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