This is a page for council leaders to commit their councils not to use government workfare schemes and to sign the pledge. If you are a councillor, but not the leader, and support the campaign, please sign the pledge to let us know.
More information on workfare can be found here.
These schemes are being used as unpaid labour and there is no evidence they help people back into work. That the result will be more stigmatisation of social security, locking job seekers into poverty while the government massages its unemployment figures.
To show your support for the campaign against workfare, supported by Oxfam, Christian Aid and Unite the Union, please sign the pledge below.