Take action against Sanctions and Workfare
No to Sanctions and Workfare
Organised by Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty as part of the Week of Action co-ordinated through Boycott Workfare. Supported by Edinburgh Anarchist Federation, Greater Leith Against The Cuts, the Industrial Workers of the World, and Edinburgh Anti-Cuts Alliance
WE ARE WINNING!
Your actions have already had a huge impact in challenging these policies. Dozens of organisations have withdrawn from the schemes following public pressure. Over 500 voluntary sector organisations have now signed the Keep Volunteering Voluntary agreement to say they oppose workfare and sanctions and will not be involved. 25 councils have also said they will boycott the schemes, including City of Edinburgh Council. All this means it is getting harder and harder for the government’s private providers to find workfare placements. Hundreds of placements have been cancelled and your actions have made a real difference.
Info on resisting sanctions here
Info on resisting workfare here