Take Action Against Workfare Exploiters Peacocks On March 1st

Boycott-workfare-holiday-innFrom Boycott Workfare

Another high street chain has now been exposed as using workfare: Peacocks have taken on workfare placements instead of hiring staff.

London Boycott Workfare is taking action on Sat 1st March. We invite other groups to pay a visit to your local store too and put the pressure on for Peacocks to pay its staff!

Visit Boycott Workfare’s website to read how workfare means job applications are ignored in favour of free labour:  Peacocks exposed: Apply for a job – get workfare!

Protest at a store on Saturday 1st March!

1pm, Peacocks store on Seven Sisters Road, Holloway with London Boycott Workfare

Peacocks Store in Catford with Lewisham Green Party

Can’t make it to a store on Saturday 1 March?

Let Peacocks know what you think on their social media channels:
Facebook | Twitter: @peacocks

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20 responses to “Take Action Against Workfare Exploiters Peacocks On March 1st

  1. Off Topic . Watch this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKFTtYx2OHc Please watch this video (3 min), it is a giggle. It was made before the 2010 General Election. It is very prescient and spot on. It is a version of “Common People” the Pulp song. Thanks to the unknown Observer reader. Enjoy.

  2. Another exploiter of humanity is named and shamed and that’s superb. Another shower quite content to line their pockets at the unemployed’s expense. So they’re taking on staff why not do the decent civilised thing and at least pay them the minimum wage for the hours worked? Oh i forgot, you don’t want to do that when you can get them for zilch and you pay nothing!

    That’s commonly called slavery and is outlawed in most countries in the world. Not in the UK in 2014 it seems.

    • It is not classed slavery, if you are in receipt of benefits and you will be getting prescriptions and dental care free, if you need glasses, they are subsidised, and we can use walk-in centres for free. I know I will get some verbal for this.
      Apart from that, the sanctions regime is total crap and the bedroom tax should be abolished asap!!!!

      • What a load of crap!!! it’s people like you with your lackadaisical and ambivalent attitude towards this whole workfare thing that’s allowing it to go on. It is slavery when you are not given a wage for what you are doing. JSA was a benefit not a wage.

        You got one thing right; you are going to get some verbal for that post.

        So you agree with workfare and people having to work for nothing?

      • Eric Greenwood (4727)

        you mean the glasses where only the lens are covered not the frames, So if you work would you do it for no wages, Benefits is there to help people survive until they find a job.. Being forced to work for nothing on pain of homelessness/destitution.. is slavery, You are there to make a profit for the company.

      • The sanction regime is very much in force.

  3. Eric Greenwood (4727)

    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/thousands-being-punished-not-joining-6737651 Figures obtained by the ECHO reveal that from June 2011 to September 2013, around 6,400 people across the region received ‘sanctions’ – including having their benefits stopped – for not taking part in the scheme.

    But the data reveals that in the same period only 5,796 jobs were secured by people on the scheme.

    Some interesting stories coming to light

  4. Also in the Echo, did anyone read the report which stated that the DWP are considering charging a fee to appeal sanction decisions? Apparently, the document in question was leaked to the Guardian.

  5. Landless Peasant

    I’ve never even heard of a store called Peacock’s!

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  7. Reblogged this on Jay's Journal and commented:
    If they have jobs for Workfare, then they have jobs!

  8. Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog.

  9. PEACOCKS HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL WOES FOR QUITE A TIME NOW, AND I THINK THEY HAD CLOSE SEVERAL STORES AS PART OF A SURVIVAL PACKAGE…………..

    WHAT GETS ME, IS HOW THEY HAVE THE GAUL TO THINK THEY CAN REFLOAT THEIR SINKING EMPIRE ON THE BACKS OF SUFFERING BENEFIT CLAIMANTS?

    THE VERY PEOPLE WHO PUT MONEY IN THEIR TILLS ARE MORE LIKELY TO COME FROM UNDERPRIVILEGED BACKGROUNDS YET THEY SEEK TO SHAFT THEM?

    THESE, PURE GREEDY ARSEHOLES ARE THE REASON WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE UK TODAY!

    WORKFARE IS SLAVE LABOUR…………………

    YOU CAN REBRAND IT WHAT YOU MAY, IT IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE, SLAVE LABOUR……………

    MOST OF THE STUFF THEY FLOG IS PRODUCED IN SWEAT SHOPS IN THE FIRST PLACE, ARE THEY INTENT ON ROBBING BOTH ENDS OF THE COMMERCIAL PROCESS?

    WORDS FAIL ME……………..

    FOR CHRISTS SAKE GIVE THESE ARSEHOLES THE ELBOW THEY DESERVE AND MAKE THE GENERAL PUBLIC AWARE OF THEIR HEINOUS PRACTICES TO STEAL FROM THE POOREST……

    • Well said Geoff. We need everyone to be hounding these exploitive creeps relentlessly not taking a mealy mouthed stance where we make excuses for it.

      Unfortunately we have people such as Joanna who are exactly the type of people who ruin our cause by taking this ambivalent stance they do and even making excuses that forcing someone to work in a job for no pay is not slavery because they’re working for their benefits and getting treated for nothing at the dentist.

      These are the people, make no mistake about it, that are ruining our cause by in essence making the case for workfare. What they don’t consider is that they are also partly responsible for ruining the chances of real proper jobs being created for someone. After all, as someone in a supermarket claimed not too long ago “why would i want to pay you a wage when i can call up the jobcenter and have a load of workers come down for free?”

      When the Tories read or hear about opinions such as that a light switches on upstairs and they think “It’s working! the propaganda is working!”

  10. Ingeus (WPP funder) should be investigated as this is an off-shore company

  11. These kind of schemes have been used by the DSS for years under different names. Iv`e been on quite a few. Theyr`e just slave labour!

  12. the hoi poloi just dont understand that every workfare worker is one less fulltime job gone,its that simple really

    • CAREFULLY HIDDEN AMONGST THE NEWS ITEMS OF THE BBC, UNDER HEALTH NEWS, IS THE FACT THAT ALL PATIENTS MEDICAL RECORDS HAVE BEEN “ACCIDENTALLY” TRANSFERED TO THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY………………

      THIS IS NO ACCIDENT, IT TAKES AN OPERATION OF MAMMOTH PROPERTIONS, SERVER EQUIPMENT AND SECURITY BREACHES ON AN UNPRECEDENTED SCALE TO CREATE.

      IT IS NOT A SINGLE DISC ERROR OR A MISSING HARD DRIVE OR MEMORY STICK, THIS IS INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE CONCERNING THE HEALTH DOCUMENTATION OF UK PATIENTS.

      SOMEBODY, HIGH UP IN PARLIAMENT HAS GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT TO DISCLOSE ALL YOUR HEALTH RECORDS AGAINST YOUR WILL.

      YOUR DATA HAS BEEN STOLEN AND PASSED ON TO A WEALTH MAKING INDUSTRY, THE SAME INDUSTRY THAT IS PULLING THE STRINGS OF THE PUPPETS IN WESTMINSTER.

      THE SAME INDUSTRY THAT IS STEALING YOUR DISABILITY BENEFITS AND LEAVING THOUSANDS IN MISERY, FEAR OF DESTITUTION AND HOMELESSNESS.

      PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE IS THE INSTIGATOR OF ALL THAT YOU SEE, PERPETRATED AGAINST YOUR, ONCE PROUD NHS.

      BRICK BY BRICK IT IS BEING DISMANTLED AND THE PROCEEDS SHARED AMONGST THE GREEDY……………

      PRIVATISATION BY THE WHIM OF A FEW AT THE EXPENSE OF THE MANY.

      YOU ARE BEING SHAFTED, GOOD AND PROPER, BY MINISTERS WITH LINKS TO HEALTHCARE AND INSURANCE BODIES.

      ANNOS RECENTLY PUBLISHED A PAGE THAT REVEALED OVER 200 LORDS MINISTERS WITH LINKS TO THE AFOREMENTIONED INDUSTRIES!

      200, AND THATS ONLY FROM ONE POLITICAL HOUSE. HOW MANY MUST THE TOTAL BE FROM BOTH CHAMBERS?
      IT MUST BE STAGGERING!

      THE QUESTION MUST BE, WHY ARE THESE MINISTERS, WHO HAVE SERIOUS CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, BEING ALLOWED TO VOTE ON ANY HEALTH ISSUE?

      THEY ARE LINING THEIR GRUBBY LITTLE POCKETS ON THE MISERY THEY INFLICT ON THEIR OWN CONSTITUENTS.

      NO WONDER ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY AND OTHER VITAL SERVICES ARE BEING RAPED ON A DAILY BASIS!

      THESE GOVERNMENTAL THIEVES NO LONGER REPRESENT YOUR VIEWS, JUST THE VIEWS OF THE GIANT MULTINATIONALS PAVING THEIR AGENDAS……………

      LOBBYING IS THE BIGGEST DISEASE THIS NATION HAS EVER FACED……….

      THE GREED OF A VERY FEW IS CONTAMINATING THE WELL BEING OF THE REST OF THE POPULUS.

      “HEADS SHOULD BE ROLLING,WHOVER SOLD YOUR PRIVATE INFORMATION SHOULD BE MADE PUBLIC”

      THIS WAS NO ACCIDENT………………

      ASK YOURSELF WHO WAS SET TO GAIN FROM THIS DISCLOSURE?

      “THERE ARE 200 REASONS IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS”
      Reply

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