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05-03-2012

Birmingham says no to Workfare

Youth Fight for Jobs and Education members in Birmingham took part in a 50 strong protest as part of the national day of action against workfare.

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Youth Fight for Jobs and Education members in Birmingham took part in a 50 strong protest as part of the national day of action against workfare. As well as boasting the highest level of unemployment nationally at 11%, the central Birmingham constituency of Ladywood is also home to several businesses involved in Workfare. With a short tour that took in local branches of Pound land, Greggs and McDonalds (currently estimated to be making 800m profit a month), the protest was used as an opportunity to explain to shoppers the need to fight for real jobs, with the demands of Youth Fight For Jobs being well received.