Over the next few months hundreds of thousands of people face losing their homes due to the Bedroom Tax whilst others will be driven into debts they can never pay by the endless tsunami of cuts to benefits.
Already some companies are salivating at the prospect of dragging families from their homes and stealing the few remaining possessions of those with least. Little more than a privatised police force to protect the profits of bankers and landlords, bailiffs will be just one of the many sectors getting rich on the back of the brutal and shambolic welfare reforms.
In the North West of England, Jacobs Bailiffs, one of the largest firms in the area, are chomping at the bit to get started. A post on their website details how they have been actively promoting their vile services to make every last penny they can from the misery to come. Whilst exhibiting at a trade show for local authorities recently, Jacobs Bailiffs boasted that “with Welfare Reforms taking effect from 1st April the Jacobs team can talk you through our recovery strategies for maximising collections.”
A communications blockade against the company has been called for this Monday (29th April) in what will hopefully be the first of many attempts to hold these scum to account for their actions.
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Liverpool Solidarity Federation have called a communications blockade of workfare exploiters Holland & Barrett to coincide with their action against workfare in Liverpool today (Saturday 23rd June).
This will be the third weekend of action against workfare in the city this month and they have called for people around the UK to contact the snake oil salesmen and let them know what you think about their use of unpaid labour.
Holland & Barrett have just turned up on twitter. You can keep them busy @holland_barrett
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From facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/152414588215933/
Holland & Barrett have been a target for action because they market themselves as an “ethical” retailer, all the while using unpaid labour to shore up their profits. There has been considerable pressure against them for this, and pickets across the country will continue until they stop. But even if you can’t make it to a picket, you can still take part!
The aim is to shut down their phone lines as much as possible on this day in order to cause them further disruption. They may not listen to individual complaints, but they will take notice when the sheer volume of calls coming in makes it harder to get things done!
Holland & Barrett Liverpool – Whitechapel
Tel: 0151 236 8911
Media enquiries: 01903 219 426
Fax: 02476 215497
Send Free faxes via http://www.freepopfax.com/
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
A national week of action against workfare begins on the 7th July: http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=1154