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Workfare Conference Today: Ipswich Unemployed Action Takes Note.

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We would love to be there (from the Void).

We met some people from Boycott Workfare in London a couple of weeks ago and were impressed.

Apart from congratulating them on their actions, IUA  gave our solidarity.

But we will not be at this demo.

On Monday 2nd December the welfare-to-work industry will be splashing out yet more tax payers’ money on their annual workfare conference in a plush Central London venue.

Workfare exploiters like the Shaw Trust and the Salvation Army will be gathering to discuss how to further profit from the huge increase in unpaid work. From April next year hundreds of thousands of unemployed people will be forced to work for free for six months or face losing benefits completely. The cost of this scheme is estimated to be £300 million. Most of this cash will end up lining the pockets of the welfare-to-work sector – companies like A4E, G4S, Ingeus and Serco who specialise in forcing people to work without pay.

Many of these companies will be present at Monday’s conference where tickets cost up to a whopping £534 in some cases. Claimants are clearly not welcome at the conference unlike Employment Minister Esther McVey and Matthew Sinclair from hard right think tank the Tax Payer’s Alliance who will both be giving speeches at the event. The Tax Payer’s Alliance recently released a report calling for permanent workfare for those out of work even if this is due to sickness or disability.

The conference is being organised by ERSA, the trade body established to represent the welfare-to-work racket along with the Centre for Social Inclusion (CESI).

Boycott Workfare will be holding a noise demo outside the conference from 12.30pm as part of the Week of Action Against Workfare and Sanctions . A day of online protest has been called targeting the sponsors of the event who hope to gain some positive publicity from being associated with this workfare love-in. Contact them on social media and let’s make sure that doesn’t work out quite in the way they hoped as they are named and shamed for their support of forced work.

What we will do is track down and nail every workfare exploiter in Suffolk.

Help welcome.

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Written by Andrew Coates

December 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm

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  1. Would that be with a nail gun?
    (like in Millennium Trilogy book 3, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, where Lisbeth Salander nailguns her psycho brother’s feet to the floor then calls up a racist biker gang to come and kill him)

    something survived...

    December 2, 2013 at 1:07 pm

  2. Oh Deary Me!

    http://t.co/A0eDqPCJdu

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    December 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm

  3. Further to my previous comments, if people currently attending work programme providers such as Maximus ,A4E and others witness fraud whilst attending these companies , would you be good enough to contact me by Text on 07949 353631 and i will ring you that evening or the next working day with details of Solicitors who will take each case on a no win no fee basis ; If Job Centre Plus and the Department of Work and Pensions do not have the guts or intelligence to tackle this evil that has been unleashed upon our Society , i will.
    Believe me its no good reporting fraud to your Local Job Centre as they are in denial that there is a problem.

    Mr David Anthony Penson

    December 2, 2013 at 3:17 pm

  4. OFF TOPIC. Which former Reed In Partnership – Work Programme – Personal Advisor (Ipswich Branch)! Is now signing at DOOR ‘C’ at Ipswich Jobcentre (Papworth Trust Signings) on Tuesdays – 11-30 12-00 ?

    Ha Ha Ha

    December 3, 2013 at 11:48 am

    • Was My Old Pa Did not look pleased to see me

      Ha Ha Ha

      December 3, 2013 at 11:50 am

      • The irony is blissful.

        Ed

        December 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm

  5. Would just love to see him in front of HIS Pa at P———th T———-t in Ipswich.
    Wonder what bull——t he feeds them. After all we got it from him.

    Ha Ha Ha

    December 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm


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