Family commitments meant I missed this. I’m hoping it might be repeated.

Birmingham Against The Cuts

On Monday, a workfare walk of shame was held around Birmingham city centre. If you couldn’t make it, there is a video with all the stops that you can watch. More workfare events are taking place in April, in Kings Heath and Acocks Green – see this post for more details.

We visited the following business and charities, using the Boycott Workfare website as a guide to where to stop

Chamberlain Square/Paradise Forum

Greggs and McDonalds where we discussed what workfare is, and the different government schemes.

Victoria Square

Birmingham City Council House, not because the council are currently using workfare (as far as we know…) but because others are, and because they might choose to take advantage of workfare to cover for cuts.

John Bright Street

Action For the Blind, where the role of charities in workfare was explored

Stephenson Street

New Street Train Station

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One foot in Sanity, the other in the adjoining parish, usually in the vicinity of the boundary between the two but sometimes straying into the main square of either and very occasionally taking occupation of the Town Hall...

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