Today our second Boycott Workfare demonstration took place outside The Salvation Army charity shop Ashton Under Lyne.
Once again the manager was very hostile. She said that she likes working outside the Jobcentre down the road because in her words “it’s doing them a favour”. No words of compassion were uttered from her lips when once again she was informed about the facts of workfare. She is however, a paid member of staff and her sympathies very obviously lie with the Jobcentre.
However, we did a good job of aiding awareness again and we informed members of the public about workfare.
We will be back, and hopefully more people will join us. We don’t have a set day or time for this as the element of surprise is important.
Interesting to note, when she called security they ignored us and left us alone as we were exercising our right to protest peacefully.
The manager asked us quite arrogantly “What would you like to achieve by doing this?” We answered together “An end to your shop and other Salvation Army shops using workfare.”
Working alongside Boycott Workfare this can be achieved.
Big shout out for our weekly Jobcentre demo tomorrow. 10-12am (Thursday). 101 Old Street Ashton Under Lyne. Numbers might be low so if anyone could attend we would be really grateful. We have been doing these demonstrations for over 17 months now and it’s hard going. Winter is always hard, but we keep at it because we give people hope.
Massive thanks to members of DPAC who attended The Houses Of Parliment today. You shouted on behalf of everyone targeted by this cruel government. Thank you so much!
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