Liverpool IWW Launched on Workfare Walk of Shame

Liverpool IWW

Liverpool Primark's manager denied he uses workfare, but his company does Liverpool Primark’s manager denied he uses workfare, but his company does

This lunchtime saw the first event called by Liverpool IWW since 1920, as members and about twenty other activists took part in an event as part of the national Boycott Workfare week of action. On a ‘walk of shame’ which took us from high profile chain to high profile chain, we demanded answers of store managers, offered support to the workers, and spoke with customers. Over seven hundred leaflets were distributed in around an hour and a half!

As well as people who had taken part in the Solidarity Federation-organised workfare pickets of a couple of years back, the action drew support from the wider unaffiliated Liverpool left, as well as some who heard about it from social networking websites. It seemed to tap into the urgent need for a new form of working class action in the…

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