• Haringey 'forced labour' protestors celebrate victory - and line up next target...

    Homes for Haringey new target in campaign against compulsory unpaid work

    DIY chain Homebase has withdrawn from a controversial government scheme for jobseekers after a series of protests outside their store in Harringay Green Lanes.

    The protests by Haringey Solidarity Group and others (1) targeted the 'workfare' scheme, under which some people claiming Jobseekers? Allowance have been forced to work, unpaid, in order to keep receiving  
    benefits. Refusal to take part may result in peoples? benefits being stopped. Last month this scheme to provide unpaid labour, that many call 'Workfare', was found to be operating in Haringey. The Homebase  
    store on Green Lanes had over 20 workfare placements and benefitted from 750 hours of unpaid labour every week.