BREAKING NEWS: Sue Ryder have said they will begin a ‘phased withdrawal’ from the Government’s mandatory workfare schemes.
On the day that the Daily Mirror reported NHS privatisation is set to extend far beyond what was originally proposed, Sue Ryder Chief Executive Paul Woodward is littering the pages of The Guardian with a grubby attempt to take over parts of the NHS.
The charity’s call for more involvement in providing NHS care was first revealed in the comments of this blog, by the ever vigilant Bob Chewie. In a truly impressive PR fail, Woodward’s piece confirming their intentions comes after hundreds of people contacted the charity over the weekend demanding they pull out of workfare. Boycott Workfare have called for a Rolling Online Picket against the charity’s use of forced unpaid labour.
Last week Sue Ryder made the shocking announcement that they will use people on sickness or disability benefits as forced volunteers. The charity remain one of the largest workfare exploiters as decent organisations across the UK have pulled out of the schemes.
This hasn’t phased Sue Ryder who have attempted to claim that people on the Mandatory Work Activity scheme, and the compulsory Community Action Programme are somehow ‘volunteers’.
In truth these ‘volunteers’ can have benefits stopped, in some cases for up to three years, if they refuse to work unpaid.
Sue Ryder have been unrepentant about their use of mass workfare. They seem equally proud of their desire to help dismantle the NHS.
Tell them what you think @Sue_Ryder (#shameonsue) and join the rolling picket with full details at: http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=2121
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