Anti Workfare Demo

Date: January 31st 2015
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Salvation Army shop, 36 Earl Grey Street, Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9BN
Directions: Earl Grey St is an extension of Lothian Rd, its the last block before Tollcross – 10 minutes walk from west end of Princes St.

The Salvation Army are a notorious user of the government slave labour schemes which force unemployed claimants and some sick and disabled claimants to work for nothing – or face benefit sanctions. This particular Salvation Army shop is currently exploiting claimants forced to labour for no wages on the Mandatory Work Activity scheme, run locally by Learndirect.Workfare undermines all workers wages and conditions and is an attack on waged and unwaged alike. Our actions locally have already prompted charities like Cancer Research UK to withdraw from the workfare schemes run by Learndirect. Let’s make workfare unworkable! Our message to rip-off employers is simple – if you exploit us we will shut you down!

All welcome – join the fightback to make austerity policies unworkable.
Organised jointly by ECAP and Edinburgh Branch Industrial Workers of the World

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