Workfare as a scheme does no good for anyone except the shareholders of the companies that get to have labour paid for by the taxpayer. It does not help claimants, it puts jobs - usually minimum wage jobs- at risk, and costs the taxpayer money.
Come to a public meeting in Kings Heath to discuss workfare, and campaiging to get Poundland to pull out of the scheme. Recently both Waterstones and Sainsbury's have said that they will no longer take part in the scheme - by putting pressure on high street names we can get them to withdraw and make this programme unworkable.
Wednesday 7th March
All Saints Centre, Kings Heath High Street
A further meeting will be held towards the end of March in Birmingham City Centre, which people outside of the south of Birmingham may prefer to attend. Boycott Workfare is supported locally by Birmingham Trades Council, Birmingham Against the Cuts and IWW West Midlands.