The campaign against workfare exploiters Superdrug begins!

Today we held our first anti-workfare action against Superdrug, picketing the store in London Road.  We are focusing on Superdrug in the run up to Christmas because instead of taking on extra staff or paying overtime to existing paid workers to cover the holiday season, Superdrug will be exploiting the unemployed people provided to them as free labour under the government’s workfare schemes.

The picket was a great success.  Hundreds of leaflets were given out, with a massive take-up rate.  There were no negative comments and even the staff working in the store were not unsympathetic.  Passers-by were stopping to share their anger at the destruction of our society in the cause of profit.  Some spoke of their own experiences, or their fears of being exploited.  One woman told us she was nearing 60 and out of work. She is unlikely to find another job, can’t get her pension for another 6 years, and is afraid of what will be forced on her.

We will be picketing Superdrug again on Saturday 17 November.  Join us in the campaign to show Superdrug that their relentless pursuit of profit at all costs has to stop.

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Fighting the assault on welfare since 2010
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