Boycott Workfare

Workfare – compulsory work for benefits – is being rolled-out across the country. It is replacing paid jobs and forcing unemployed people to work for the equivalent of £2.25 an hour.

Boycott Workfare is a coalition of unemployed people, anti-cuts campaigners, charity
workers, trade unionists and allies. It is an ongoing campaign to challenge the government’s Work Programme, or ‘workfare’, and the companies profiting from the free labour it provides.

We believe volunteering should remain just that!

Eventually it might be your job that is replaced by someone forced to “volunteer”.

We call on trade unions and workplaces to sign a pledge to boycott the scheme. Workfare threatens us all. Please take part in the campaign.

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Motion for union branches: A call to boycott workfare

This Union Branch notes:

The Union Branch/Region believes:

The Union branch resolves:

* The Boycott Workfare pledge reads: We the undersigned commit to refusing to participate in compulsory work-for-benefits placements. We want volunteering to remain just that!

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See information in The Independent