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March 31st Demo Against Workfare

Edinburgh stores occupied to oppose slave labour schemes Demonstrators in Edinburgh took direct action on the 31st March Britain-wide day of action against workfare.    Protesters occupied British Heart Foundation for an hour then invaded Poundstretcher – both heavily involved in the government’s compulsory “work-for-your-benefits” schemes.   Marching into the British Heart Foundation’s large furniture store…

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National Day of Action Against Workfare – Come & Join Us!

SAT 31st MARCH: ACTION TO STOP WORKFARE Britain-wide day of action against forced unpaid labour…. MEET 12 NOON KIRKGATE SHOPPING CENTRE, FOOT OF LEITH WALK To take action at companies and charities still using workfare conscripts- we say to those companies and charities still involved in his rip-off – stop now! All welcome, bring banners, placards, whistles, drums…. Organised…

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Edinburgh Tesco invaded by anti-workfare protesters

Demonstrators opposing compulsory work for benefits invaded two branches of Tesco and picketed Poundstretcher and British Heart Foundation in Edinburgh today Saturday 3rd March.  Police dragged protestors out of Tescos, provoking protests and a virtual blockade of the store entrance by the police themselves.  Protests continued along the Bridges area of the city centre for…

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