So far, action against workfare has focused on the high street providers. These high profile actions will continue as the campaign goes on. But we also need to be hitting the profiteers, such as A4e.
A4e is the best example of everything that is wrong with workfare, workfare providers, and the culture of greed that drives the workfare industry. Investigations for fraud were launched in February 2012, and not for the first time.
On Tuesday 12 June, we are asking everyone to make their voice heard. Whether you are in Liverpool or not, call A4e and complain about their involvement in the work programme.
The aim is to shut down their phone lines as much as possible on this day in order to cause them disruption. They may not listen to individual complaints, but they will take notice when they can't do their day-to-day activities for the sheer volume of calls coming in!
If you use Twitter, also feel free to make your complaints to these accounts:
@LouiseSDuncan Development Director - active
@JoelAWms Wales Development Director for A4e – m-active
@JustineZwerling A4e's international department - secure
@AniaMendrek Operations manager - active
@A4eJoBlundell Group Development Director for A4e - inactive
@Masonic53 A4e Director of Disability Strategy m-active
@AllanAllison Business Developer for A4e - inactive
@ByrneJen Strategic Director - Justice at A4e - inactive
@robharvey Research Manager at A4e active
@JontOC – Director of Strategy & Policy at A4e – v active/will respond