Workfare Walk of Shame
Saturday 28th April 2012 at 1pm
Join Liverpool Against the Cuts on a direct-action ‘Workfare Walk of Shame’ through Liverpool City Centre, stopping off at companies that use unpaid workers from Workfare schemes.
Workfare impacts every street in every neighbourhood across Merseyside, forcing people, who are entitled to benefits, into unpaid work by threatening them with loss of benefits. Not only is this forced labour, it also provides free labour to profit-making businesses and undermines those already in paid work by undercutting the minimum wage. This is not job creation - it’s job destruction.
On the 2nd of April the Government brought in the ‘Youth Contract’ programme. This means that 16-24 year olds can be subjected to forced Work Activity. If they refuse, they may lose benefits. Workfare is slave labour. It undermines dignity and working conditions.
The Liverpool Against the Cuts 'Workfare Walk of Shame' will take place on Workers’ Memorial Day’, Sat 28th April. Meet outside Primark for 1pm.
*Bring banners, placards, your voices or anything else that makes a noise. And most importantly let’s shame companies who use unpaid workers and bring down Workfare!
Liverpool Workfare Walk of Shame on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/133232176807516/
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