Social Media Campaign against Byteback for Workfare in Private Eye

Last Updated: July 24, 2014By


  1. ellie guest July 24, 2014 at 9:49 am - Reply

    now take on Tesco and Unilever rather than tiny nothing opponent

  2. Mr.Angry July 24, 2014 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Brilliant news thanks to all those involved, I saw Osborne at the firm with a grin on his face let’s hope it’s now been wiped off.

  3. Bill Kruse July 24, 2014 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Won’t it be great too when the DWP are forced to reveal the identiites of all the other participating companies so social media fire and brimstone can rain down upon them also :-)

  4. Pat Hamilton July 24, 2014 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Hi Mike,

    Re: Workfare. I went into my local AgeUK charity shop today, bought a book for £1 and then asked the manager whether they have any unemployed people forced to work there without pay.

    They seemed unaware of the allegations in the Press on this issue, but assured me that they have one employee (the manager), and many volunteers (some of whom have full-time jobs, but come in at weekends.)

    It seems true that these charity shops are not controlled by any head office. There is a local group of shops in East Sussex, which is separate from the Brighton and Hove one(s?). I suppose somebody needs to go into every shop in the country and ask!

    Kind regards



    • Mike Sivier July 24, 2014 at 7:23 pm - Reply

      That’s a big proposition!
      … but not impossible.

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