The British ‘Boycott Workfare’ campaign has revealed an email in which ‘unpaid employees’ are marketed to potential employers. Unemployed workers can be used for free in various roles including English language teachers and receptionists. “If you are in paid work, that list of potential roles should worry you: at the moment these are paid jobs”.
Boycott Workfare points out that resistance against workfare can have an impact. As a result of actions, various employers have withdrawn from workfare programmes. Starting on Monday, a week of actions will be held across the UK and abroad, including an action in Amsterdam.