Posts Tagged ‘Workfare’

An interview with…a Wobbly

Posted on September 16th, 2012 by RebelBull

The Heckler continues to find out about local and national campaigns and social-change groups, this time interviewing a member of the Bristol branch of the workers union, the Industrial Workers of the World (or Wobblies). Heckler: Could you briefly explain what the Industrial Workers of the World is, what you aim to achieve and how […]

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May Day! International Workers’ Day is on the horizon

Posted on April 17th, 2012 by RebelBull

A fortnight today will see scores of marches, demonstrations, and other protest actions take place across the world, in recognition of May Day, or International Workers’ Day. Too few people know why May Day became International Workers’ Day and why we should still commemorate it. It  began over a century ago when the American Federation of […]

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Another ‘day of action’ against workfare

Posted on April 5th, 2012 by RebelBull

Saturday 31st March was called as the ‘M31 European Day of Action Against Capitalism,’ which included protests across the continent and a general strike in Spain. Closer to home, a second ‘national day of action against Workfare’ was called, with over 20 protests being held in towns and cities across the country. Workfare means unemployed people […]

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Workfare? Let’s have a bit of warfare!

Posted on March 4th, 2012 by Luther Blissett

The ConDem government’s workfare scheme has come under fire in the last few weeks, with a national debate sparked by protests. Mainstream media finally picked up the story after a small group of activists, from the Right to Work campaign, were forcibly removed from a Tesco store near the Houses of Parliament. The Department of […]

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