When New York City introduced workfare in the 80s it sacked 30000 unionised workers and replaced them with compulsory work-for-benefits slaves. What New Labour started the ConDems are going for at full speed. Already Tesco, Primark, Poundland, Whittington Hospital and Finsbury Park tube station stewards are “employing” workers on compulsory work-for-benefits and around 300 voluntary sector organisations are offering to do the same (e.g. Age Concern, Barnados and Shelter).
A4E is a leading, and rapidly expanding, champion and executor of this slavery. Disabled people are being forced off ESA into “jobseeking”, and single parents forced to work even when they can’t afford childcare. On Thursday we tell Brixton A4E exactly how we feel @ 10am 444A Brixton Road. Check out boycottworkfare.org and unemploymentmovement.com