Archive for February 27, 2012

These companies are still using Workfare – tell them it’s wrong ››Liberal Conspiracy

by Sunny Hundal    
February 27, 2012 at 9:25 am

All last week, the govt used angry and whiny interviewsw in national newspapers to defend their exploitative Workfare programme. And why not – they don’t care whether people are paid for work or not, providing this gives the impression jobs are being created. They’ve failed to grow the economy so this works instead.

Companies free slave labour that can be discarded after a few weeks without penalty. Why would they complain?

But the A4E scandal has illustrated the scam of the back-to-work industry.
There are two elements to Workfare schemes: people are forced into them, and they get no pay. This is exploitative, and even libertarians and Daily Mail readers agree.

We’d like your help in telling these companies to stop supporting this government scheme.

Below are companies still part of this slave-labour scheme. Others such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Superdrug, Boots and the charities, Friends of the Earth, Salvation Army and Mind have pulled out.

Why are they not on the list? Ask them!

Tell us if you hear back from any of them. I’ll post updates as they come in.

Over the last week – the government has deliberately hidden their own documents and re-written history to hide details about their own schemes. WHY?

Political Scrapbook and Left Foot Forward are also joining in. There’s also a Facebook campaign from today.

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