The Salvation Army released an astonishing statement recently which seems to suggest they will force people on sickness or disability benefits as into unpaid workers.
In a series of answers to questions asked on social media, the charity are unrepentant about their use of workfare. Responding to a question asking how they “can morally take sick and disabled people and force them to work?” the charity reply that they believe in “emancipation through employment” – a chillingly familiar phrase.
The Salvation Army have shown they are happy to act as Iain Duncan Smith’s workfare foot soldiers and yesterday their fight for the right to use unpaid workers even became physical. The charity’s response to a peaceful protest at their London offices was to man-handle protesters and then to falsely accuse one individual of assault.
This so called charity need to be shown just how many people object to their use of forced unpaid labour. Join in the online day of action and tell them what you think!
Salvation Army UK can be contacted on twitter @salvationarmyuk and facebook: http://www.facebook.com/salvationarmyuk
They can be telephoned on (020) 7367 4500 or emailed at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Salvation Army’s fake trendy youth section are on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alove-UK/120184218036083
The Salvation Army’s International Headquarters advised protesters to visit their London Elephant & Castle offices as part of today’s workfare protest. They were met with a heavy handed and aggressive response which left one person arrested temporarily after being falsely accused of assault. Salvation Army International are on twitter at @TSA_IHQ and facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyIHQ
To tell Salvation Army branches round the world what is being done in their name in the UK find twitter details at: https://twitter.com/search/users?q=salvation+army
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Join the National Week of Action Against Workfare now taking place: http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=1996