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Demonstrators shut down workfare provider Learndirect in Edinburgh

9th October, Edinburgh: Demonstrators shut down workfare contractor Learndirect, as the company cancelled its session for jobseekers forced onto the government’s compulsory work-for-your-benefits programmes.  Learndirect’s office in Conference House, Morrison Street was besieged by around 60 protesters denouncing the slave labour schemes.  Learndirect are owned by giant private equity firm LDC, in turn part of…

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DEMONSTRATORS OCCUPY WORKFARE EXPLOITER LEARNDIRECT

Anti workfare demonstrators occupied Learndirect offices in Edinburgh on 12th June.  After occupying for an hour, protesters then moved to cover the office entrance with a huge banner declaring IF YOU EXPLOIT US, WE WILL SHUT YOU DOWN.  Police attended but the occupation continued despite their presence.  There were no arrests. Occupation of Learndirect’s Edinburgh offices…

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