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Refugees: what crisis?

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July 2, 2016

For the last two years, politicians and the media have been telling us that we are in the throes of a refugee crisis. Whenever those with power use language like this, it is worth scratching the surface in order to see the bigger picture.

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North London Hospice pulls out of workfare

July 29, 2015

Following nine months of protest from Haringey Solidarity Group, North London Hospice (NLH) has agreed to stop taking part in workfare and exploiting people on benefits. This is a victory for the anti-workfare movement and a blow for workfare provision in Haringey. Until this month NLH was using Community Work Placements, a kind of workfare, […]

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Demonstration against Workfare at Finsbury Park Wednesday 17th June

June 17, 2015

Activists from Haringey Solidarity Group and Boycott Workfare today held a demonstration against the use of workfare by the Finsbury Park Business Forum. Under the Tories workfare initiative recipients of benefits are being forced to work at least 30 hours a week of unpaid labour as community wardens or face harsh sanctions. Workfare placements last […]

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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

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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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