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HSBC Notts Uncut Demo supports Foodbank

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12.00 Saturday 20th July 2013

Nottingham folks gatherered at the Left Lion and proceeded to the HSBC bank in Clumber Street. The protestors being concerned, as banker's continue to be rewarded with bonuses and subsidies, and tax dodging is rife (£25 billion is lost annually), there’s been a 170% increase in the number of people relying on food banks in the UK. We need to demand that the governmen…

NCCLols: One Nottingham VCS Board Elections and Workfare

One Nottingham VCS Board Member Elections and Workfare

One Nottingham, the 'strategic partnership' has a management board with various posts reserved for representatives of particular sectors e.g., business, higher education and the voluntary sector. Currently, elections are underway for the voluntary sector posts which include a 'faith' representative, a BME representative and a sort of general …

Nottingham Post: Charity targeted in protest over forced workscheme

A PROTEST has been held in the city centre against a charity involvement in the Government's mandatory work schemes for the unemployed.

Campaigners from Nottingham Against Workfare protested outside record shop Music Exchange, in Stoney Street, on Saturday.

They were unhappy that homelessness charity Framework are involved in Welfare to Work, a scheme run by the Department for Work and Pens…

Framework Anti-Workfare Demo

June 01, 2013 12:30

The Left Lion, Market Square, Nottingham

Nottingham charity involved in workfare

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The Nottingham homelessness charity, Framework, has admitted that it is involved in the Work Programme. This is one of the schemes known collectively as workfare, where unemployed people are forced to do unpaid work or face losing their benefits. Under pressure from anti-workfare activists, Framework announced that “we are one of the organisations who participate in delivering the work progra…

Take action to stop Framework using workfare

Framework the Nottingham based charity that exists to tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness has got itself involved in the workfare programme. Workfare is the name given to various government programmes that force benefit claimants to work full-time jobs just to get their dole money.



On Sunday 5th May we'll be raising the issue on their Facebook page and Twitter feed. We ask that you …

Labour MP's response to Workfare

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Had written to local Nottingham MP to enquire after attitude to workfare.

Workfare profiteers A4e and Ingeus targeted

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On Monday 4th March, precarious workers, students, the unemployed, squatters, and others turned up outside the Nottingham offices of Ingeus and A4e for a demonstration called by Nottingham Against Workfare and Stop G8 Notts. A “Workfare ain’t fair” banner was unfurled and hundreds of leaflets entitled “Workfare is class warfare” were handed out to shoppers, as well as those employed and haras…

'Workfare Ain't Fair' Protest and leafleting

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12.00 4th March 2013

Folks initially gathered outside the entrance to the offices of A4e at Maid Marian House, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham.

 

Workfare walk of shame

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On Saturday, a group of anti-workfare activists took to the streets of Nottingham to picket some of the corporate workfare profiteers and to highlight why workfare is such a dangerous idea. They visited Burton, Barnardo’s, Primark, Greggs and Superdrug with a banner, sound system and flyers. Campaigners say that workfare, when unemployed people are forced to work for their benefits, is an att…

Workfare walk of shame in Nottingham

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Saturday 29th September 2012

People met for a Workfare walk of shame at 1.00pm at the Lions, Market Square, Nottingham

 

Workfare walk of shame in Nottingham

Today a group of anti-workfare activists took to the streets of Nottingham to picket some of the corporate workfare profiteers and to highlight why workfare is such a dangerous idea. We visited Burton, Barnardo's, Primark, Greggs and Superdrug before we got through all of our leaflets and decided to call it a day. On the whole, the public responded positively to our message including several who a…

Boycott Workfare: Nottingham Pizza Factory - From work to workfare

Yet more evidence has emerged that workfare is replacing paid jobs. This week the 2 sisters food group announced the creation of 100 new jobs at their Nottingham Pizza Factory thanks to the ‘introduction of new business‘. This might seem like good news until you discover that the jobs aren’t really jobs and the new business isn’t really new business.

 

The jobs are actually ‘pre-employm…

4 Mayday Workfare Protests

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Saturday 5th May 2012

This year, the annual Mayday events/march began at the Forest Ground. After forming up, people marched down the Manfield Road, through the City Centre to have a rally and hear speeches at the Congregational Hall in Castle Gate, Nottingham

 

3 Mayday Events, Anti-Labour Protest

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Saturday 5th May 2012

This year, the annual Mayday events/march began at the Forest Ground. After forming up, people marched down the Manfield Road, through the City Centre to have a rally and hear speeches at the Congregational Hall in Castle Gate, Nottingham

 

2 Mayday Speeches & Event

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Saturday 5th May 2012

This year, the annual Mayday events/march began at the Forest Ground. After forming up, people marched down the Manfield Road, through the City Centre to have a rally and hear speeches at the Congregational Hall in Castle Gate, Nottingham.

 

1 Mayday March & Event

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Saturday 5th May 2012

This year, the annual Mayday events/march began at the Forest Ground. After forming up, people marched down the Manfield Road, through the City Centre to have a rally and hear speeches at the Congregational Hall in Castle Gate, Nottingham

 

Workfare Picket Lincoln

March 31, 2012 13:00

Stonebow @ Lincoln High Street

Workfare : Forced Labour Protest in Nottingham

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Saturday 3 March 2012

12.00 noon, meeting outside Wilkinsons, Parliament St, Nottingham

In solidarity with Liverpool Uncut’s action against workfare on Saturday 3rd March, Boycott Workfare has called a national day of action against workfare. This was Nottingham's contribution.

Boycott Workfare: Workfare: The facts

This Saturday, Notts Uncut will be protesting as part of a UK-wide day of action against workfare.

Anybody wanting to gen up on the facts ahead of the demo, should check out the excellent factsheet provided by the Boycott Workfare campaign. This provides information on all five workfare programmes; demonstrtaes that none of them are voluntary; explains why they undermine wages and replace jobs; s…