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Boycott Workfare is a UK-wide campaign to end forced unpaid work for people who receive welfare. Workfare profits the rich by providing free labour, whilst threatening the poor by taking away welfare rights if people refuse to work without a living wage. We are a grassroots campaign, formed in 2010 by people with experience of workfare and those concerned about its impact. We expose and take action against companies and organisations profiting from workfare; encourage organisations to pledge to boycott it; and actively inform people of their rights.

What is workfare?

Posted: October 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | 3 Comments »

These cartoons explain it quite well… (click on the images to make them larger)

person chained to desk

bin workfare

yellow workfare banner

Ball and chain litter picker

Workfare isn't working


3 Comments on “What is workfare?”

  1. 1 BOYCOTT WORKFARE: YOU CAN HELP!! « HUMAN RIGHTS & POLITICAL JOURNAL said at 3:39 pm on February 13th, 2013:

    […] students to let people know about workfare and join the campaign to help stop it! You can also use these images to illustrate your own […]

  2. 2 On Certainty, Complexity and the Illusion of Control | Josh Carroll said at 7:03 pm on April 14th, 2016:

    […] really isn’t helping anyone. Image credit: Boycott Workfare // CC BY-NC-SA […]

  3. 3 On Certainty, Complexity and the Illusion of Control | Josh Carroll said at 7:03 pm on April 14th, 2016:

    […] really isn’t helping anyone. Image credit: Boycott Workfare // CC BY-NC-SA […]


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