21 Locations Lined Up For Week Of Action Against Workfare

Protests and actions against workfare are set to take place in 21 different locations next week as part of the National Week of Action Against Workfare called by Boycott Workfare.

Keep an eye on their website for the latest details at: http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=1154

These actions have been announced so far:

Birmingham – Join our workfare counter-conference on 10th July in Birmingham from 10am – 5.30pm at the Unite Building, Transport House, 211 Broad Street, Birmingham B15 1AY (Disability access provided). More info.

Brighton – 11am 7th July – Workfare walk of shame. More info.

Edinburgh – 12 noon 14th July. More info.

Hastings – 11.30am 7th July Station Plaza. More info.

Leeds – Planning page for the week of action, with workfare walks of shame on Wednesday and Thursday. More info.

Liverpool – Weekly pickets culminating in a 7th of July action! More Info.

London, Central – 7th July – 12 noon, near Goodge Street station. More info.

London, Blackheath and Brixton – Actions on 7th and 14th July. More info.

London, Hackney – Action on 14th July. More info.

London, Islington – Action on 7th July. More info.

London, Wood Green – 12-1pm, Saturday 7 July, 12 noon at Holland and Barrett, 129-131 High Road, N22 6BB and may end up somewhere else before 1pm. (Call 07817 483 167 if you can’t find us on the day.)

Poole – 1pm 7th July – Kingland Crescent Holland and Barrett. More info.

Rhondda Valley – Contact via Facebook event comments.

South West – July 7th will see our campaign take to the streets of Bristol again. The following week will see a variety of action across the region. We currently have news of pickets of workfare providers taking place in Bath, Yate, Wells, Stroud, Swindon and again in Bristol. More details to follow. More info.

York – Fountain Parliament Square 1pm 7th July. More info.

6 responses to “21 Locations Lined Up For Week Of Action Against Workfare

  1. Eric Greenwood

    From 1989 He expounds his views of British society, by saying: “There is a deep division in society today between those who want to work and enjoy the fruits of their labours and abide by and uphold the laws of the land, and an increasing number of what it has become fashionable to call “the disaffected”, “the disadvantaged”, “the differently motivated”, what we used to call lazy people, dishonest people, people who don’t want to take responsibility for their actions or their lives”. In the same interview, he lambastes youth culture for its depraved morality by saying: “It is not right that our people in the very prime and flower of youth should be spending half the day loafing in bed and the rest selling each other drugs and stealing from each other”. Francis Urqhart from house of cards.. Sound familiar?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Urquhart

  2. As an old activist I’m going to tell you straight : for a revolution to occur all that is required is for 16% of the population to get behind it and it will succeed.
    There are insufficient government armed forces to stop it,and a good few of them would support civil disobedience.
    I am getting on and unwell,but I fought hard against the Thatcher Regime back in the day. We lost. Now look at things around you. Thatcherism gone mad.
    If this lot are not overthrown we are fucked.
    They are already killing people here,and abroad with their insane Capitalist greed and fascist thinking.
    It’s got to stop…and soon,otherwise it will be too late.

    • But where do we make a stand? During the round-up, train journey, holding pen, shower room?

      • A man already set himself on fire. For his sake,for his pain,for his anguish,a stand needs to be made NOW.
        An unwell man sits looking at the letter he got arbitrarily stripping him of housing benefit. Then he kills himself.
        So…..NOW!

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