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Workfare: challenging Urban Futures in Ilford

November 28, 2014

A couple of us from Haringey took a trip to the Urban Futures office in Ilford this morning. We were there to protest the use of the Community Work Program, talk to anyone attending Urban Futures who maybe on the scheme and to inform local people as to why we were there.

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Urban Futures occupied: Six month workfare no way!

No future for bullying at Urban Futures

October 9, 2014

Today members of Haringey Solidarity Group and Boycott Workfare paid workfare provider Urban Futures in Wood Green a visit. Fifteen people occupied the office with banners and a soundsystem – challenging Urban Futures on their treatment of claimants and speaking to people on enforced jobsearch about their experiences and sharing info on their rights. We’d […]

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Urban Futures – make workfare a thing of the past

Workfare is forced labour

October 8, 2014

We all know Community Work Placements aren’t about helping people find work. Instead, forced unpaid work and supervised job search treat the unemployed like criminals. Six months of workfare is more than twice the maximum community service sentence! CWP forces claimants to work for 34 hours a week – most of the time doing pointless […]

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Why is North London Hospice still using workfare?

October 6, 2014

On Saturday, 11 October, from 12pm, we’ll be outside North London Hospice’s Wood Green shop, as part of Boycott Workfare’s week of action against workfare. And once more, we’ll be asking them, why they are still involved with Community Work Placements and other workfare schemes. Join us from 12pm at North London Hospice shop, 19 […]

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Anti-workfare protest outside North London Hospice shop

Anti-workfare protest at North London Hospice

August 18, 2014

Pickets, protests, and online pressure are meeting each organisation that is found participating in the government’s latest and longest workfare scheme – Community Work(fare) Placements. On Saturday morning, 16 August, Haringey Solidarity Group held a picket outside North London Hospice charity shop on Wood Green High Road (near Turnpike Lane) about their involvement with the […]

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Community Work Placements in Haringey – who’s proud to be working with G4S?

No Benefit Sanctions, No Workfare

August 12, 2014

While the government would like to keep their names secret, the companies involved with running the recently launched Community Work Placements seem proud to publicise their involvement. G4S won the contract for six regions across the country and was “delighted” to announce its involvement with the scheme which consists of six-month, forced, unpaid work placements […]

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