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.