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27-02-2012

The fight against workfare continues – Young campaigners to target McDonalds

After the success of the demonstration at the Westfield Shopping Centre on Saturday, Youth Fight for Jobs will now step up the campaign against Workfare. McDonalds made £1.08 billion in profits last year, in spite of this they have chosen to take part in the government's slave labour work programme.

Paul Callanan, Youth Fight for Jobs, National Organiser says: “after the success of the demonstration at Westfield on Saturday we are now going to step up the action. McDonalds made £1.08 billion in profits last year. In spite of this they have chosen to take part in the government slave labour work programme.

We will protesting tonight at McDonalds in Whitehall Central London, the protest will start at 6PM. We are calling on all companies to pull out of the scheme. We are fighting for a programme of genuine job creation. The unemployed should not be punished for crisis caused by the bankers and the super rich. We are building a movement to demand a future”