Thursday 8 November 2012

New Workfare Pamphlet: The Tories’ war on the poor

WORKFARE: The Tories’ war on the poor, and how they want to replace your job with unpaid labour

As the ConDem government Workfare programme is once again in the news we have produced a 34 page pamphlet to help trade unionists and campaigners explain the case against Workfare.

We have a foreword by John McDonnell MP and contributions from Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary and Ian Hodson, BFAWU President.

Chapters on

Unemployment – a club to beat workers
The workfare profiteers
The Employers who use forced labour
Workfare – the lessons from the USA
The Undeserving Poor – Thatcher, the Victorians and the 1930s
Organising the unemployed
A trade union issue
We can stop these slave labour schemes

The pamphlet is just £2 plus postage.

We will be launching the pamphlet when Mark Dunk, one of the authors speaks in the “Organising unemployed people, migrant workers and young people” workshop at the Unite the Resistance conference on Saturday 17th November.

To order your copy click on the button below or click here to download order form

Price & postage
Please note:  These prices are for UK postage – if you are ordering from overseas please email 


  1. Steven said:

    It is all very well castigating the Tories but what about Labour? After all, it was the Labour Party under that demented war criminal Tony Blair that started off this destruction of the welfare state. When is Ed Milliband going to say enough is enough and to promise that if he is elected he will scrap workfare and stop the incessant punishing of the unemployed?

    15 November 2012 at 2:47pm
  2. Mark Dunk - Right to Work said:

    We couldn’t agree more Steven. The pamphlet contains a model motion for Trade Union branches and campaigns to pass which calls on Labour to make just such a commitment to scrapping workfare and the Work Programme and to ensure that the living wage applies to everyone.

    27 November 2012 at 2:21pm

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