Join us to demonstrate against Workfare

NO TO COMPULSORY
“WORK-FOR-YOUR-BENEFITS” SCHEMES

DEMONSTRATE IN EDINBURGH
MEET 12 NOON SATURDAY 3RD MARCH
HUNTER SQUARE, off SOUTH BRIDGE

We will be demonstrating at Companies exploiting free slave labour....as part of a UK-wide day of action

More and more people are opposing the Government's compulsory "work-for-your-benefits" schemes such as the Work Programme.  Sainsbury’s, Waterstones, TK Maxx, Marie Curie, and Oxfam have all pulled out of the schemes within the last few days.  Now we say to those companies and charities still involved in this rip-off – stop now! 

This “workfare” makes millions for multinational fraudsters like A4e who supply the free labour to employers.

Workfare undermines the pay and conditions of all workers.

Workfare punishes the unemployed, when the real cause of unemployment is the chaotic profit system.

LET'S MAKE WORKFARE UNWORKABLE!

We plan to continue action till workfare is stopped.  This is vital as the government is planning to extend workfare to many claimants on Employment and Support Allowance, paid to claimants too ill to work.

 

Meet 4pm Mon 5 March at ACE, 17 W Montgomery Place EH7 5HA to plan action for Sat 10 March.

We already know some of the employers using workfare here, but if you know of companies or charities in Edinburgh participating in the workfare schemes please do let us know.

For more info on workfare see the article on the Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty site at http://www.edinburghagainstpoverty.org.uk/node/68
See also our Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edinburgh-Coalition-Against-Poverty/181015481950367?sk=wall

And check out the excellent Boycott Workfare http://www.boycottworkfare.org/

 

Get involved - contact ECAP at ecap@lists.riseup.net

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EDINBURGH COALITION AGAINST POVERTY is based at the Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh (ACE), an open campaign space & infoshop providing resources and solidarity. Resources available include free computer/internet access, cheap copying, free leaflets, books, pamphlets and mags for sale, and a library. Every Tuesday from 12 to 3pm support and solidarity is available for benefits, debt hassles, housing and other problems. Please contact us at Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty c/o ACE, 17 West Montgomery Place, Edinburgh EH7 5HA, 0131 557 6242 or ecap@lists.riseup.net. We invite you to join our solidarity phone tree and get involved. ACE is also open at other times for particular events (but the support and solidarity sessions are only on Tuesday).