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Workfare Protests

Resistance to workfare shows no sign of dying down with protests planned around the UK throughout the week and then next weekend.

On the 29th Boycott Workfare in Birmingham have a public meeting to discuss continued resistance to forced labour.

Then on Friday a picket called by Solidarity Federation will be held outside Holland & Barrett in Halifax from 11.30

Solfed are leading the charge on Saturday with action in both North and South London.  Meet at Lewisham Shopping Centre at 1pm or Kilburn Market from noon.

There will also be Solidarity Federation actions in Northampton from 11am, as well as Wakefield – meet in the Bullring at 11.30am.

These coincide with the International Worker’s Association days of action called across the world.

Solfed, along with Liverpool Uncut have called a day of action in Liverpool, whilst  York Welfare Campaign will be meeting at 1pm for a tour of workfare exploiters around the city.

Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty are meeting at Kirkgate Shopping Centre from noon and plan to continue the drive to make workfare unworkable – they have a planning meeting on Monday 26th (details on facebook).

There will be a picket in Lincoln at 1pm, and a protest in Hastings from 11am.

In Brighton protesters will meet by the clock tower at 11am, target to be confirmed later, whilst they will hold a communications blockade of the same target on April 2nd.

An alliance of groups, including Sol Fed, BADACA, the IWW and Bristol Anarchist federation are joining together for a day of protest in Bristol town centre – meet by the bandstand in Castle Park at 1pm.  Action in Swindon will also take place, beginning at noon, meet at the War memorial.

Then on the 2nd April there will be a picket by posties and Boycott Workfare outside the offices of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) who recently appeared to endorse workfare.

The Government’s workfare schemes are crumbling.  Keep kicking till they break.



  1. Forced labour is what the Nazis used..I know because my father was kidnapped off of the streets of Poland and taken to Hamburg Germany to be used by the companies of Germany as forced and slave labour. They starved him and yet expected him to work. He came to the UK after the war and nearly died from stomach ulcers, caused by starvation. So I guess, expect the next thing to happen is the UK government kidnapping us and taking us off to some Hitler inspired Labour Camp….
    Well Margaret Thatcher was taking advise from Pinoche….the dictator….and the UK government is taking a leaf out of Hitlers book!!!!

    Comment by girlznguitarz — September 24, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

  2. Your right there girlznguitarz, of all the Countries, Poland and Russia got hit the hardest.
    Have a look at this article regarding ATOS, the Scottish Daily record today, whisleblowers are emerging http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/nurse-makes-heartfelt-apology-after-1340838

    Comment by dwpexamination — September 24, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

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