York protest against workfare

Saturday 3rd of March is a National Day of Action Against Workfare. Called by Boycott Workfare, the day sees protest groups around the country take action against the government schemes which force unemployed, young and disabled people into working full-time jobs while continuing to only receive basic benefits. Allowing high street stores to make money from compulsory labour, while claimants who refuse to take part face sanctions including having their benefits suspended or cut altogether.

In York we will be meeting at 1pm at the fountain on Parliament Street and then moving off to visit some of the offenders in York’s city centre.

This protest has been called by York Welfare Campaign (https://yorkwelfarecampaign.wordpress.com/), affiliated to York Stop the Cuts. Our next meeting takes place at 7:30pm in the Corner Pin (just off Rougier Street) on Tuesday 6th March.

For more information see:
http://www.boycottworkfare.org/
http://benefitclaimantsfightback.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/national-day-of-action-against-workfare-3312/
http://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/tag/workfare/

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