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Welfare Action Gathering – Sat 30 May

Welfare Action Gathering

May 19, 2015

Saturday 30th May, 10.30am-5.30pm (arrive from 10.15am for a cup of tea), London Welsh Centre (10 minutes’ walk from King’s Cross station) Details of all the workshops we’ll be hosting on the day are now on the Boycott Workfare website.  If you’ve got any suggestions or would like to be involved in one, please get […]

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Short film: ‘Community Work Placements’: exploiting the unemployed

March 21, 2015

‘MAKING WORK PAY’ is a hypocritical euphemism used by Iain Duncan Smith and the government to justify cuts in welfare benefit payments and make claiming increasingly difficult. With this completely false statement comes no assurance or intent to increase and legally enforce a minimum wage significantly, in line with the massively inflated costs of rent, […]

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Don’t waltz with workfare

Workfare demo

February 14, 2015

On Saturday, 7th. February, North London Hospice held a major fund-raising event, “Strictly Dancing”, at the Arts Depot in Finchley. This event promised to draw not only senior staff from the charity but also supporters and well-wishers. As part of our ongoing campaign to persuade NLH to withdraw from the Community Work Placement programme, we […]

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How Haringey workers and residents are responding to council plans for £70m cuts

January 30, 2015

HARINGEY SAYS ‘NO TO CUTS!’ – JOIN THE UNITED PROTESTS Supported by local community networks, trades unions, service user campaigns, and political organisations LOBBY: Tuesday 10th February, 5.30pm Lobby the Council’s cabinet meeting – Outside the Civic Centre, High Rd N22 DEMONSTRATION: Monday 23rd February, 5.30pm Demonstration through Wood Green 5.30pm Assemble at Ducketts Common […]

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Why North London Hospice should keep its word and pull out of workfare

Boycott Workfare - Real Jobs Now

January 29, 2015

The story so far of our continued campaign against the hated Community Work Placement scheme and the ongoing participation of North London Hospice In May last year, the Department for Work and Pensions launched its latest workfare scheme for the long-term unemployed – Community Work Placements (CWP). Previous schemes met with outrage when corporations, like […]

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Picket of North London Hospice Shop – against their Scrooge-like workfare scheme

December 5, 2014

This Saturday, 6 December, 12.30pm. Join us on a picket of North London Hospices shop on Wood Green High Road (Turnpike Lane end). Haringey Solidarity Group continues its support for claimants referred to Urban Futures as part of the hated Community Work Placement scheme. On a weekly basis, claimants tell us the shameful way in […]

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