The anti-workfare occupation of Marks & Spencer’s facebook page stayed solid over the weekend and shows no signs of dying down today after Boycott Workfare’s call for online action against high streets shops using unpaid labour.
Joining M&S in the workfare hall of shame are B&M Stores who were recently given a workfare exploiter of the year award by ERSA – the lobbying body whose job it is to lie on behalf of the fraud ridden welfare-to-work industry.
Also on the list are ASDA who are saving themselves money everyday by not paying their staff. They’ve even been happy to suck up to the DWP and help them relaunch the Work Experience scheme if it means they get lots of free workers. ASDA are on twitter @ASDA and facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Asda
Overpriced sandwich shop EAT are also a target after it was revealed they take part in the Sector Based Work Academies scheme – meaning they get free staff for six weeks at a time. As Boycott Workfare point out: “Their website invites ‘Some real honest feedback’. Please feel free to oblige.”
Finally, and proving you really can’t trust hippies – especially ones who run a supermarket – Whole Foods Market are also known to be involved in the Work Academy scheme. Stores are represented individually on social networking, Boycott Workfare recommend starting with the Camden and Stoke Newington branches.
For full contact details for all of these companies visit: http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=2730
Pickets, info stalls, workfare walks of shame and surprise visits will be taking place all week as part of the Week of Action Against Workfare. There will be a different online action announced everyday on the Boycott Workfare website. Tomorrow get ready to take on the annual welfare-to-work conference where the workfare industry will be shoveling vol-au-vents down their necks whilst tweeting on their tax payer funded smart phones using the hashtag #w2w2013
Please help spread the word about all events!
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