On Saturday 15th December Staines Anarchists and friends will be taking to the streets of Staines to picket businesses involved in workfare.
Workfare is a collection of government schemes which aim to coerce the unemployed into working for free or lose their benefit entitlements. Despite what has been said in the mainstream media, there is no evidence that any of the workfare schemes have been scrapped and the threat of withdrawal of benefits for refusal still applies to at least 2 of the schemes.
Many companies have pulled out of the workfare schemes in the past few months, due to public outrage at such blatant exploitation. However, many companies are still participating in one or more of the schemes.
Meet at 12pm at WHSmiths, Staines on Saturday 15th December for the pickets.
As well as the pickets we also encourage people to participate in a communications blockade of local businesses involved in workfare between 12 and 2pm on Saturday 15th December.
Phone the following local businesses and demand that they stop using the workfare programs. By doing this we disrupt the day to day running of them and cause them economic harm.
WHSmiths, Staines – 01784 454296
Tesco, Egham – 0845 6779791
We hope that our actions will help to further highlight the exploitation perpetrated by these companies and force more to withdraw from the schemes completely. More info – http://www.boycottworkfare.org