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Topic: Workfare

Take part in the Boycott Workfare week of action: 4 to 12 October 2014

14 Sep 2014: Forcing people to work for free by threatening to remove their benefits is unfair, unjust and wrong. Tell the companies and charities who profit from this exploitative regime what you think of them!
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Part of an organisation? Pledge to Boycott Workfare now!

22 Jul 2014: Already nearly 400 voluntary sector organisations have pledged to Keep Volunteering Voluntary and over 20 councils have pledged to avoid workfare too.
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Flagship workfare scheme is delayed again following voluntary sector opposition

2 Jun 2014: The government's community work placement workfare scheme is in trouble as hundreds of voluntary sector organisations pledge to keep volunteering voluntary
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Stop workfare in its tracks: take action with Boycott Workfare from 29 March to 6 April

6 Mar 2014: New and even harsher conditionality is coming to people on JSA. Join the fightback. Workfare does not help people find jobs and being unemployed is not a crime.
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Join the workfare action on 1 March

27 Feb 2014: Boycott workfare invites other groups to pay a visit to your local store too and put the pressure on for Peacocks to pay its staff!
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Fight sanctions, energy bills, housing problems, WCA - join the welfare action gathering!

26 Jan 2014: Join the many people across the UK who are getting together to push back workfare, fight sanctions, demand decent housing and fight rising energy bills.
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The many successes in the fight against workfare and campaigning for 2014

8 Jan 2014: A really good post from Boycott Workfare about 2013's fight against workfare and why the ongoing fight against workfare is vital, whether you're in or out of work.
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End #sanctions, fight workfare: join the Boycott Workfare week of action 2- 8 December

3 Nov 2013: It looks clear that more than a million people will have faced benefit sanctions - and the hunger, pressure on families and stress they cause - by the end of the year.
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Four people who’ve been long-term unemployed talk about their experiences

3 Oct 2013: A collection of interviews with people who are dealing with long-term unemployment and homelessness.
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Osborne’s plans to criminalise unemployed people - and more on US workfare

30 Sep 2013: George Osborne’s announcement that more unemployed people will be forced to work without a wage or face losing their only source of income - and some facts on US workfare.
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Councils using zero hours, casual staff and the work programme

15 Sep 2013: Numbers from councils and working arrangements that make employment and wages insecure.
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Supreme Court to hear government’s appeal on the workfare regulations

28 Jul 2013: Tomorrow, the Supreme Court considers the DWP's appeal against the unanimous judgment which held that the regulations under which most of the government’s Back to Work schemes were created were unlawful.
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A list of completely ridiculous benefit sanctions people have experienced

13 Jul 2013: Birmingham Against Cuts presents cases of benefit sanctions that they’ve come across online, in newspapers and parliamentary debates.
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Universal credit rollout delayed, but workfare for workers set to start

12 Jul 2013: More about the growing failure that is Universal Credit - and also, join Birmingham Against the Cuts this weekend to protest at workfare!
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Austerity isn’t working but Osborne will extend it

26 Jun 2013: The excellent Birmingham Against the cuts on real stories of austerity and spending reviews
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More signatures to stop the War On Welfare!

22 Jun 2013: Time for a reblog of the #WOWpetition for more signatures to stop the war on welfare. Please circulate and share and click here to sign the petition!
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Boycott Workfare calls for sanctions stories

16 Jun 2013: With your help, Boycott Workfare would like to highlight the devastating impact that benefit sanctions are having on people’s lives by collecting together experiences of benefit sanctions.
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Tax cut for the richest, tax increase for the poorest and social security attacked

7 Apr 2013: Birmingham against cuts on the unfairness of tax cuts for the rich and tax increases for the poorest.
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A response to Mark Hoban’s lies: workfare doesn’t work

19 Mar 2013: Birmingham Against Cuts lays out the case against workfare.
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National Week of Action Against Workfare

5 Jul 2012: Boycott Workfare is holding a week of action against workfare from July 7. Find out how to get involved.
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Workfare in court

27 Jun 2012: The High Court hears challenges on the legality of the government's workfare schemes.
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Protest at workfare with a Workfare Walk of Shame on your High Street

5 Apr 2012: Kings Heath Against Workfare explains how a walk of shame helps to spread the word about workfare.
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Workfare:  Don’t think a job will mean you’re safe

8 Mar 2012: Another nasty piece of work compulsion looms – ‘conditionality’ for people receiving in-work benefits.
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Workfare: why the 50% “success” rate is no success at all

28 Feb 2012:
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Welfare turns into workfare - but unpaid work won’t solve the jobs crisis

20 Feb 2012: Data from programmes continues to cause concerns about workfare.
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US women in workfare talk about their lives

14 Feb 2012: New York workfare workers talk about the programme and their experience of the sanctions process.
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How US workfare punished minorities and the poor

20 Jan 2012: Kate Belgrave says flawed and punitive US workfare is no model for the UK
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The cruel truth about US workfare

11 Jan 2012: Unemployed welfare recipients have been forced to do the work once done by paid employees.
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Watching workfare: new series

10 Jan 2012: Our new series will take a close look at government "welfare-to-work" programs
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