Today is the annual conference of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), the trade body established to lie on behalf of the vile welfare-to-work sector. They will be tweeting on the hastag #ERSA14 so join in and let them know what you think of their shoddy workfare schemes and brutal benefit sanctions.
Delegates are meeting at a luxury London hotel with tickets for the event costing up toa whopping $450 and a slap up meal promised this evening. Companies like A4e and G4S will be joined by Employment Minister Esther McVey and her Labour counterpart Stephen Timms to discuss how to fleece even more money from the tax payer by pretending that unemployment is caused by unemployed people.
Boycott Workfare have called an online action to hold these parasites to account for their role in the UK’s biggest and nastiest benefit fraud. Hundreds of millions of pounds are handed over to this industry every year to harass and bully unemployed and disabled people by forcing them to attend workfare and bogus training schemes. Claimants are more likely to face benefit sanctions on these programmes than they are likely to find a job. Sometime those sanctions have tragic results, with a growing number of suicides linked to the current regime.
ERSA will be tweeting themselves from @ersa_news and you can find more contact details on Boycott Workfare’s website. Please spread the word. Children will go hungry and people will lose their homes because of these bastards this Christmas. Let’s crash their back-slapping conference paid for with our money and make sure the public knows exactly what these companies are up to.
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