In the lead up to the National Conference on Workfare due to be held in Brighton on 26 May, Brighton SolFed have organised two weekends of pickets against workfare beneficiary Holland & Barrett in Brighton and Hove on the 12th and 19th of May.
We intend to make it clear to Holland & Barrett that as long as they continue to use free labour to cut their staff costs their brand is tainted and the pickets will continue to turn away customers from their stores.
We hope that one of the things to emerge from the conference will be a national network and strategy for fighting against workfare. In the meantime we are calling on SolFed locals and other campaign groups to join us in keeping up the pressure on Holland & Barrett and other workfare beneficiaries in the coming weeks.
For more information on the conference or to register see the Brighton Benefits Campaign website.