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VICTORY! EDINBURGH CHARITY SHOP PULLS OUT OF WORKFARE

Anti workfare demonstrators have won a victory in Edinburgh as the Hospices of Hope charity shop in Stockbridge has withdrawn from workfare. Protesters converged on the shop in Deanhaugh Street on the morning of 29th June, following reports of the charity’s involvement in the Community Work Placements scheme. Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty protesters explained to…

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Protesters denounce sanctions & workfare at Edinburgh Jobcentre

Demonstrators denouncing sanctions and workfare besieged High Riggs Jobcentre in Edinburgh on Wednesday 29th April. Braving pouring rain, protesters from Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty and other groups displayed banners and placards and distributed hundreds of leaflets urging claimants to resist benefits sanctions and the government’s compulsory “work for your benefits” schemes. At one point the…

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