One Battle Won, War on Workfare Continues this Saturday
The campaign against the governments’ forced-labour Work Programme claimed another victory last week when Holland & Barrett reversed their plan to source a large proportion of their staff from the schemes. Unusally, they admitted that this was because of the protest campaign against them.
It’s hurting them and it’s working.
This victory means that there’s a new target for this Saturday’s day of action against workfare profiteers. The lucky exploiters are… Primark! OMG! Who seem to be trying to make their cheap tatty clothes even less appealing by having them sold by (as well as made by) slaves.
Here’s the call-out:
*** SAT 14 JULY: NEW TARGET – PRIMARK ***
NO TO SLAVE LABOUR
90-93 Princes Street
Edinburgh EH2 2ER
12 noon Sat 14 July
UK-wide week of action against workfare
Targetting Primark due to their use of “work-for-your-benefits” schemes across the UK
Boycott Workfare network www.boycottworkfare.org
Leaflets can be picked up from ACE, 17 W Montgomery Place EH7 5HA tuesday 12-3pm, thursday 6-8pm
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help leaflet job centres and/ or stick up posters and/or if you would like us to send you electronic copies of the flyers/ posters
FIRST SUCCESS FOR WEEK OF ACTION: HOLLAND & BARRETT PULL OUT
Holland & Barrett are pulling out of their involvement in workfare. Described by the Guardian as “pioneers” of
the scheme, this is a major blow to the government’s workfare plans.