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Anti-cuts, anti-workfare - IWW film night and discussion - this Saturday night!

West Mids IWW | 29.09.2010 19:48 | Workfare | Public sector cuts | Social Struggles | Workers' Movements | Birmingham

What is ‘Workfare’ and why is it bad news for the unemployed?

Since October 2009 those unemployed for 12 months have been placed on the “Flexible New Deal”. It means working 30 hours a week for a month just to be able to claim benefits. Private companies have been given £500 million in handouts to make the unemployed jump through hoops and compete for non-existent jobs. It is all Workfare - working for benefits. It means working for about £1.60 an hour, less than a third of the minimum wage.

A Day’s Work, A Day’s Pay tells the story of Work Experience Programme (WEP) workers in New York who organised against being made to work for a lot less than the union wage for the same job.

After the film there will be an opportunity to discuss the issues raised with IWW members involved in the No To Welfare Abolition network.

Lamp Tavern, 157 Barford St. Digbeth B5 6AH

Saturday, 2 October, 7:30pm

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