Day 5: Online Action on workfare and sanctions – the finale

WorkFare-not-workingFrom Boycott Workfare

The week of action has seen a very loud noise demo at the workfare industry’s annual conference, hijacking its hashtag and actions in Cardiff, Wrexham, and even one in Germany! There’s loads more planned this weekend – with a new action just announced in Sheffield this Saturday too (and one coming up next week in Oxford!).

Thanks to everyone who’s been putting the pressure on online too. We’ve kept a lot of workfare exploiters’ Facebook Page moderators very busy this week and we’ve seen time and again how pressure from action on the streets plus online embarrassment can be enough to make a company or charity think twice!

Today, please help show all the companies and charities we’ve contacted this week that we won’t stop until they do. Scroll down our website front page for ways to contacts some of the worst offending charities, biggest workfare-using companies, those that make the workfare industry conference happen and those cutting wage bills using young people on traineeships.

The petition to end all welfare sanctions without exception is only 300 away from 10,000 – please take a few minutes to spread the word and help make it 10,000 by the end of the week of action!

And if you’ve still got a bit of time to spare, please feel free to contact any of the workfare exploiters listed here.

Thanks for being part of the week of action!

Groundwork are on twitter @groundworkuk and facebook at:

TCV are on twitter @TCVtweets and facebook at:

YMCA are on twitter @YMCA_England and facebook at:

The Salvation Army are on twitter @salvationarmyuk and facebook at:

Marks & Spencer

By email: Using their online form
By phone: See this useful list of numbers
Facebook: Marks and Spencer
Twitter: @marksandspencer

B&M Stores

By email: or
By phone: 0151 728 5400 or more numbers here.
Facebook: B&M Stores
Twitter: @bmstores


Asda contact form: Click here
Facebook: Asda
Twitter: @asda

Toywatch: let them know what you think on, comment on their Facebook page, give them a call on 020 3301 8744 or pay them a visit.  They are on twitter @ToyWatchWorld


Share your thoughts on Subway’s Facebook page or take a look at their contact details.  They are on twitter @SUBWAYUKIreland

Don’t forget to sign the petition calling for an end to all benefit sanctions without exceptions.

Follow me on twitter @johnnyvoid

12 responses to “Day 5: Online Action on workfare and sanctions – the finale

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  2. meanwhile we have Danny Alexander on q time telling the public that everyone irrespective of their occupation should have the same pensionable age up to 70 – someone shoot him.

  3. ps and one of the women on the panel not sure of name said people should retrain in their 50’s for easier occupations. Keeps unemployment figures down.

  4. The strangest thing of all is, our government have taken no action, whatsoever, against ATOS.

    ……….and the reason is, they dare not…………………

    Because if the entire contents of the contract with our government, were ever released into the public domain, this government would be up Shit Creek, without a paddle………………………………….

    The evidence would be testimony to the war that was unleashed on the weakest and most vulnerable……………..
    and bring forth the scurrying of rats in an effort to distance themselves from the most evil acts unleashed on UK soil.


  5. Keeps the parasitic poverty pimps in a job too.

    • Lets, just hope that the Government makes a massive u turn on this hideous, repulsive and pointless workfare scheme. Keep up the pressure on the workfare exploiters

  6. Nice to see somebody contesting what “shitforbrains”, said about UNIVERSAL CREDIT………

    5 December 2013

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    In your dwp press release today – 5 December
    2013 Iain Duncan Smith was quoted as saying;
    “early indications show that claimants are positive about this

    Could you please provide the following information.?

    What is the source for this comment.?


    Who carried out this investigation?

    What demographic was asked.?

    How was this data analysed.?

    How much did this investigation cost.?

    Is it possible to access the raw data on this feedback.? As in.,
    the actual responses.?

    Many thanks for your help in this matter.

    Yours faithfully,

    Susie Banks

    Link to this

    Leave a Reply

  7. Reblogged this on Beastrabban’s Weblog.

  8. It’s pantomime season again and the biggest draw this year will be “THE M.P.’s PAY RISE”.

    This lavish production has the backing of the “Independent Parliamentary Standards Troupe of Monkeys”, a chosen few, who will, no doubt be raising a glass of good fortune to themselves……


    You are going to witness the show of a lifetime where MP’s will be playing out the event of the year…….

    It’s no good shouting, “He’s behind you”, because we know it’s a creation of your own doing!

    You are about to witness a contrivance, so intricate, that you will almost believe the contents…………………..

    There will follow a big debate in which the people who purport to represent you, will declare that the proposed 11% rise is unjust at a time when austerity is the key issue.

    Following this, in which many will claim that it was thrust upon them and not asked for, a smaller amount, maybe 5%, will finally be agreed upon…………………..

    It will get backing from all sides of the house and be seen to be the “GREAT COMPROMISE THAT NEVER WAS”…………..

    We are all in it together, was the biggest con ever enacted upon our people.
    Anyone who believed it at the time must have been a total imbecile……

    ………and there you have it, a fiasco specially developed to fool the likes of, you and me, whilst delivering the goods to the greediest bastards in society, whilst purporting to be something they never asked for in the first place………….

    Not such a bad deal in a time when there are more working families in poverty, than those not working.
    Where people are being thrown out of their homes, disabled are robbed and the climate resembles that of the Dickensian Workhouse era……………

    They have no shame, and the state of the country lays testament to the out of touch…………..

    ………if the electorate is to be given the right to vote on the issue of staying in Europe, why can’t it be granted the freedom to vote on all issues?……….

    The answer is simple, it would go against the agenda that the banks, hedge funds and corporate giants seek to attain.

  9. Using the words,”POOR QUALITY”, is another feeble excuse to try to redefine “COMPLETELY BIASED MEDICAL ASSESSMENT THAT ROBS THE CLAIMANT OF BENEFITS”.

    Toying with words is just another cowardly way of the DWP trying to distance from the horrors, and i mean horrors, that were perpetrated against the people less able to fight back.

    The ongoing attacks against the most vulnerable are being broadcast across the globe and are attracting the attention of HUMAN RIGHTS commissioners.

    Indeed, many people have contacted them after having the benefits afforded to them in respect of their disabilities, stolen…………………

    ATOS and the concealment of it’s contract details are proof enough that the whole game of “medical charades”, was designed exclusively to rob, steal and cheat…….

    What concerns me at the moment, is the amount of pain, suffering and grief that claimants have had to endure.

    You have been subject to DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION, not by a person, but by a government department, the DWP.

    These cowards must be brought to trial and found guilty of the crimes they committed.

    We must pursue these faceless cowards until we get the satisfaction of justice……………….

    No amount of compensation can bring back loved ones who have died as a result of these heinous acts.
    This has been acknowledged by virtue of the fact that the DWP continue to try and hide the escalating death toll from public view………….

    Mutiny is about to be witnessed across our cities. The sooner, the better i think.

    Public outrage is hidden by the puppet media of the government. They saw fit to light the touch paper, just let the fun begin………………..

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