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  • robertchewter March 23, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    well done all !!!! bout time these people were made to see sense..
    can i at this point draw your attention to a bit of hypocracy on the salvation army??

    on their website it shows a group of panellist all going on about workfare and how great it is etc..on that panel is Lord Fraud (freud) all agreeing together like he’s their best mate or something..but then..oh no !!! not long after that a letter written to the same Lord Fraud was about how the housing benefit cap was seriously going to affect lots and lots of people..the letter was signed by quite a few homeless charity organisations and can you guess who was amongst those that signed?? yep the salvation army no less !! this is what happens when you make the wrong friends i think….

  • christine redmond March 23, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    well done, they should all be shut down….

  • jay lynch March 23, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Well done Edinburgh! The pressure is mounting. This fightback will succeed.

  • Brian O'Meara March 23, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Great stuff ! I thought BHF were innocent. It shows how much we need accurate information on who is actually involved in workfare.

  • ella hall March 23, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    well done edinburgh,they all need shutting down good on you all my fellow celts xxx

  • Jeff March 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Well done! Tomorrow on the iplayer or 07:10 “Should Christian organisations participate in the government’s mandatory work placement programme Workfare? Lieut-Colonel Ivor Telfer from the Salvation Army and Symon Hill from Christianity Uncut discuss.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rfy4x I found the the name of Lieut-Colonel Ivor Telfer to be associated with 2 directorships, the SA and Kettering Textiles. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/apr/02/salvation-army-buys-recycling-company

    • robertchewter March 24, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      @jeff the new religion is profit .no matter the cost..

  • alan March 23, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    theirs a storm a brewing and well done Edinburgh

  • John Lanigan March 24, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Well done to everyone up and down the country,who took part in shutting down those morally bankrupt companies and institutions that use forced labour through the workfare scheme.
    All decent people need to get behind any action that is taking place whether it be for workfare, bedroom tax, Atos assessments and disability benefits, or any other issue to do with welfare reform. If we don’t stand together in this we wont have a country that’s fit to live in, so make a point in getting involved.
    Every one of us can do something to contribute to the fight against welfare reform.

  • Ghost Whistler March 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Good on all those involved.

    The Salvation Army and it’s conscription wing, Employment Plus, are nothing more than bullies and liars.

  • Dee March 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Well done, but I’m uneasy about targeting charities – better to target for-profit orgs and demand, at the vey least, the minimum wage.

    • John Lanigan March 25, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      It’s a matter of principal Dee. Slave labour is slave labour no matter if it’s the Archbishop of Canterbury that’s involved, or charities for that matter.

  • Humanity2012 March 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    The Right to Peaceful Protest is Important

    No Organisation which Uses People as Slave Labour Deserves to be Called
    a Charity

    Stuff Workfare to Hell with Capitalist Exploitation and Oppression

  • John Lanigan March 25, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    To all those of you who now realise that the Labour Party will not help you and is a waste of time voting for – please read this from Ken Loach the film maker –

    http://www.bigissue.com/mix/news/2076/ken-loach-we-need-new-party-left

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