Hogmanay, the beach and firelight
Comrades, sparklers, soup and beer
First new blog in brand new website
Starting off the brand new year
Make us work but pay no wages –
local centre, big rich store –
Name and shame on public pages
Activists outside the door
Range boss boasts of making profit
Work for nothing and he may
Give a job – we say ‘come off it!
Fair day’s work for fair day’s pay!’
Few days early, march for May Day
Folk in jobs and unemployed
‘Spite the differences on payday
All exploited, all annoyed.
At the Range to protest workfare
Joined by Dundee TUC
Outside centre where the day care’s
Done by unemployed for free
Tried to help an ESA-test case
Staff ganged up and said ‘get out!’
Judge decreed ‘they have the best case’
Status gives no room for doubt
Down to Manchester to meet with
Others fighting Thatcher’s curse
Folk to fight beside and greet with
Scotland’s bad, but England’s worse!
Triage still a sanctions factory
No note of meeting – ‘no excuse!’
Maximus not satisfactory –
August [Triage are a Work Programme provider subcontracted to the DWP, Maximus administers the Work Capability Assessments]
Two years on and we’re still fighting
To escape from UK rot
Plus petitioning in writing:
‘Make the best of what we’ve got’
Triage worst in all the nation
For its callous attitude
We decide an occupation
Demonstrates our gratitude
People ’cross the land are crying
For the fate of Daniel Blake
Tory’s protest, ‘it’s all lying,
He’s not real’ – He’s no fake!
If you’ve not had in your stocking
Our new book on why and how
British ‘welfare’ state’s so shocking
Not too late to order now!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!