A national week of action against workfare has been called by Boycott Workfare beginning on on Saturday 7th July.
Pickets, protests and direct action are planned across the UK with the aim of bringing to an end the current devastating Tory policy of forced labour on an industrial scale.
Visit the facebook page to find out about all actions or to list local events: http://www.facebook.com/events/481490495199880/
Already announced are: Liverpool – weekly pickets culminating in a 7th of July action! http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=1082
Brighton – July 7th – 11am – workfare walk of shame http://www.facebook.com/events/147156832086122/ Brighton Solidarity Federation will be targeting Holland & Barrett on the same day, details to come.
The Guardian today features an extensive summary of the current workfare situation. The piece includes a shocking boast from so called charity British Heart Foundation (@TheBHF) who proudly state they use workfare in every single one of their stores, which appear to be turning into little more than punishment centres for unemployed people.
Proper blogging will resume next week.