Glasgow Protest against Work fare – Protest against slave labour


Saturday, 3 March 2012, 13:00 until 16:00: TESCO MARYHILL GLASGOW



In solidarity with Liverpool Uncut’s action against workfare on Saturday 3rd March, Boycott Workfare has called a national day of action against workfare.

There will be a Boycott Workfare action in Central London on this day and people all over the UK are to take action on their high streets.

So many high street stores are involved in taking on forced unpaid labour that there is plenty of choice – Tescos, Asda, Holland & Barrett, Primark, HMV, TK Maxx and Topshop to name but a few.

Get a group together, make a plan, and head to the streets.

Workfare means that those on benefits are forced into unpaid work for multi-million pound companies. Instead of the living wage – they receive £2.25 an hour in benefits for 30 hours of work.

Workfare means those in paid positions may see their jobs replaced by this unpaid labour. Why would a company pay for people to do these jobs when they can get free labour from the Job Centre?

We can put a stop to this forced unpaid labour – Waterstones and Sainsburys recently announced that they would no longer take unpaid placements – the other companies just need a bit more encouragement to stop this exploitation.

We demand an end to this exploitation and call for welfare rights and living wages for all!

If you continue to exploit us we WILL shut you down!


1 thought on “Glasgow Protest against Work fare – Protest against slave labour

  1. IfIMay says:

    One of my family works for Tesco, they are employed on a contract of less than 30 hours, (originally only 4), reliant on over time and sunday working to make up the wage packet… These work fare placements are taking money out of other working peoples pockets, so at least pay minimum wage… This is just a cost cutting /profit boosting exercise for Tesco…

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