From Kate Belgrave; we’d like to reblog it but it seems to be disabled.
“At the very moment when the government is reducing the ability of NHS mental health practitioners to serve those who are unwell, they are investing public money in dubious mental health programs. Unemployed people will be coerced by sanctions into compliance. The government is trying to convince us that unemployment is a mental illness rather than a result of adverse economic conditions created by capital. WellRedFilms explores the underpinnings of the psycho-coercive practices endorsed by the government with leading researchers and the Mental Health Resistance Network.”
Stupid or malicious? You decide: STUPID SANCTIONS.
We urge all anarchists, socialists and working class radicals in the Bournemouth area to support this action and get this despicable practice shut down once and for all!
Posted on Dorset IWW
IWW Dorset are outraged that a store that promotes itself as an “ethical employer” is prepared to put fellow workers jobs at risk, as well as paying the workfare participant less than minimum wage.
We demand that Co-operative put an immediate end to this exploitative practice and offer the workfare participant a contract of employment and treat them as an equal team member.
As such we are proposing a rolling picket to inform customers of the situation and allow them to make up their own minds what action they are prepared to take if any.
We are therefore looking for volunteers to man the picket, handing out leaflets at convenient times between 7am and 11pm ongoing as and when people are available.
The picket will operate at any times when we can get 3 or more people to man it.
Leaflets and guidance will be provided for all volunteers.
If you want to help with this action please be in touch, in the first instance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with any availability. Someone will then be in contact with you with further details and rota slots will be prepared.
Solidarity – See you on the streets!
If you exploit us, we will shut you down!
Dear Families Fighting For Justice,
This is an open letter to your organisation, which has been made public on the website of Liverpool Industrial Workers of the World, a trade union.
It has come to our attention that your charity makes heavy use of two of the government’s so-called ‘workfare’ programmes – the Mandatory Work Activity and the Community Work Placement schemes. As you will be aware, these schemes compel people to work for you for free over a period of six months, on pain of likely losing their benefits – and therefore their means of supporting themselves – if they refuse, or often if they are just late etc. This cruel system has contributed to many suicides nationally, as well people simply wasting away from malnutrition.
We understand that your organisation does important work, which would otherwise go undone if you were not in operation. It is crucial that…
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