Stop Workfare Now!

22 February 2012


PETITION against Workfare, the labour for ‘benefits’ scheme. 

Workfare - where people without jobs have to undertake "work experience" or lose their benefits - is one of the most insidious policies from the atrocious Conservative-Liberal Democrat government.

This comes on top of unemployment at a 17 year high and record unemployment among the young, most of it caused directly by government policies.

A major campaign is underway against the businesses and charities which benefit from this free slave labour. A number of them have changed their mind, as below.

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Superdrug – We won’t be taking any new work placements until the scheme is voluntary and candidates do not lose benefits if they don’t participate.

TESCO is now offering payment on par with other staff.

TKMaxx, Marie Curie, out.

Sainsbury's pull out. 

Maplins and Matalan pulled out of Workfare altogether.  

Oxfam and Shelter, Waterstones and Sainsbury’s pull out.    


Some businesses (and charities) can’t resist the opportunity to exploit the poor. Here is a full up to date list of those STILL using workfare:

———————- THE PALE —————–


A4E - especially, for organising most of it! And having unpaid workers itself. 

Age UK – policy under review.

Arcadia (Sir Philip Green, tax avoider, paying 0% tax on over £1bn profits)




BHS – British Home Stores [1]

Boots – is saying involvement is up to local stores…

Burger King


Age Concern


Asian Star Community Radio LTD


Bookers Wholesale

Carillion – Kent

British Heart Foundation

Capability Scotland

Cancer Research

DB Accident Repair – Kent

DC Cleaning Sussex

Diamond Glass Medway – Kent

Dorothy Perkins [1

]Envirostream – Kent

Evans [1]

Finsbury Park Business Forum

F&S Interiors – Kent

Go Response – Kent

Helen & Douglas House Hospice – Maidenhead

HMV [3] -  is saying involvement is up to local stores…

Holiday Inn

Holland & Barrett

Gorgie City Farm

Greggs the bakers

JA Glover – Kent

Jessup Electrical Wholesale Ltd – Kent

JJ Vickers & Sons Ltd – Kent

Kennedy Scott

Kent Flooring Supplies – Kent

Kent Space – Kent

Tussauds [2]

Mayhem Paintball – Kent


Medway Council

Medway Tyres – Kent

Miss Selfridge

Mr Gleam – Sussex

Newham Council

Newhaven Community Development

Olympic Glass – Kent

Omnico Plastics Ltd – Kent


Payless – Kent


Pizza Hut -  is saying involvement is up to local stores…

Plumbase – Kent

Poundland – policy under review…




Process Plant Services Ltd – Kent


Regency Guillotine – Kent

Richmond Fellowship

Romney Resource Kent

Royal Mail

RNR Performance Cars – Kent

Saffron Acres Project

Salvation Army



Scout Enterprises

Servest – Kent, London


Slough Homeless

Signs & Imaging Ltd – Kent

Slough Library

Slough Furniture Project

Southern Membranes Ltd – Kent

Southern Metal Services – Kent

southern Roofing & Building Supplies – Kent

Stephens Fresh Food – Kent

Swan Lifeline – Windsor

Topman [1]

Topshop [1]

The Range – Sussex

Town and Country Cleaners Kent

Wallis [1]

Westvic Enamellers – Kent


Whittingtons Silk Flower & Plant Centre – Kent



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