The petition calling for all benefit sanctions to be scrapped without exceptions hit 10,000 signatures over the weekend rounding off a hugely successful week of action against workfare and sanctions.
Protests have taken place both on and offline across the UK during the week in which George Osborne announced a massive extension of workfare for the young.
Yesterday 40 people from Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty, the Black Triangle Campaign and the IWW blockaded a Salvation Army charity shop for two hours making good the promise to workfare exploiters that if you exploit us, we will shut you down.
Today mass workfare exploiters Marks and Spencer were targeted in London, with pickets outside their stores in both Wood Green and Islington. Protests against workfare, sanctions and Universal Credit have also been held in Wrexham, Cardiff, Hammersmith, Lewisham, Glasgow, Sheffield, Reading and even a solidarity action in Germany.
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