Boycott Workfare (United Kingdome)

Boycott Workfare is a UK-wide campaign to end forced unpaid work for people who receive welfare. Workfare profits the rich by providing free labour, whilst threatening the poor by taking away welfare rights if people refuse to work without a living wage. We are a grassroots campaign, formed in 2010 by people with experience of workfare and those concerned about its impact. We expose and take action against companies and organisations profiting from workfare; encourage organisations to pledge to boycott it; and actively inform people of their rights.
 
A summary of our achievements in 2012 can be found here:
http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=1934

Already in 2013:
The High Court found that almost all workfare schemes has been unlawful because claimants did not have the information they needed:
http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=2025

However, they rushed through unprecedented legislation to rewrite history:
http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=2284

The government has claimed that workfare does not exist in response to a 10,000 strong anti-workfare petition:
http://www.boycottworkfare.org/?p=1982

Boycott Workfare's actions means nine more organisations will no longer take part in workfare: Sense, PDSA, Shoe Zone, Wilkinson’s, Superdrug, Capability Scotland, Sue Ryder and the Red Cross have all pulled out. The Children’s Society has pledged “All volunteering at The Children’s Society should be done by choice and under no obligation from any other agency.”

Our past press releases can be found here:

Hi-res photos that can be used of the campaign

Materials to sell / share
Boycott Workfare was formed by people involved in welfare mutual support groups in London Coalition Against Poverty (LCAP). It sounds like some of the support the groups offer is very similar to what Aktive Arbeitslose do too. LCAP has published a pamphlet, which I could sell for a donation of 2 euro at the conference if that would be appropriate? You can see a copy here: http://www.lcap.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/LCAP-pamphlet-October-...
 

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