Week of action against workfare and sanctions 25 April – 2 May

Any MP or prospective MP who thinks that workfare and working for nothing is so bloody great should try it. For years at a time. They can report back after that.

The rest of us will continue to fight workfare, because we know it is rubbish. It’s about forcing people to work for meagre benefits in jobs that should be properly paid. All sorts of jobs are now being done by people who are on workfare and who must do those jobs to get their benefits. I wouldn’t feel too comfortable about this even if you’re in employment. Your job could be a workfare “role” soon. Look at the range of jobs that people on workfare are involved in at this charity.

From Boycott Workfare:

“No workfare. No sanctions. Whoever wins we will resist!

Boycott Workfare is holding a week of action in the week before the election.

“We need your help to expose and challenge workfare and sanctions policies and the political lies that underpin them.”

Read the rest of the post here and find out more about taking part in the week of action to fight workfare and sanctions.

1 thought on “Week of action against workfare and sanctions 25 April – 2 May

  1. This government is very keen on workfare, even though their own research shows that it doesn’t work. It doesn’t help people get jobs. It is just ideology masquerading as some sort of higher moral good.
    Workfare is based on the idea is that the unemployed basically don’t want to work, and therefore have to be forced into it. While the seriously ill and disabled are looked at with suspicion, that many of them could also work, if they really wanted to.
    The whole thing backed up by a vicious sanction system that allows people to be starved into submission by their own government.
    And the mass of the British people look on and do exactly nothing, believing all the nasty media coverage of undeserving scroungers, and people with fake disabilities.
    Despite a benefit sanction inquiry that should have shamed any civilised society, nothing has really been done. The sanctions system remains, and everything has been smoothly brushed under the political carpet until some vague date in the future.
    Still no doubt at Easter the unemployed, the seriously ill and the disabled can take comfort from the Christian message of the Prime Minister, pictured feeding a lamb. He is doing God’s work and he knows it. Hallelujah !

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