Anti-workfare picket

by Bristol Solidarity Federation
on Wednesday 14 Nov 2012

type: Event Notice
topic: Miscellaneous
region: Bristol
event time: Sunday 18 Nov 2012 11:30

Anti-workfare pickets

Gather at Poundland, 42 - 46 East Street, Bedminster, Bristol. 11.30am

Bristol Solidarity Federation continue to take their opposition against workfare scheme, to the stores that that benefit from unpaid labour.

What is Workfare? It is a goverment scheme, were unemployed people are forced to work for free for up to six months, with no guarantee of a job at afterwards, many of them work for high street companies. Workfare means forced labour: 3 out of 5 schemes are mandatory; people are often pressurised into the two 'voluntary' schemes or if they refuse to participate, are put on a mandatory scheme. All schemes use sanctions - they can lead to the removal of vital benefits,

The state and businesses are colluding to undermine all our working conditions.

We say: END UNPAID WORK.

Check more on Workfare here - http://www.boycottworkfare.org/

Link: http://www.solfed.org.uk/?q=local/bristol