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Protesters occupy Tesco after 'work for no pay' adverts

Issue No. 2290

Demonstrators occupied the Tesco Express carrying a banner,

Demonstrators occupied the Tesco Express carrying a banner, 'Austerity isn't working'

The Right to Work Campaign occupied a Tesco Express store opposite the Houses of Parliament today (Saturday).

Protesters shouted, “We won’t work if you won’t pay” and carried placards saying “Tesco. Exploitation. Every little helps.”

The demonstration was organised against Tesco's use of claimants work for no pay in their stores as part of the government's workfare programme.

Michael Bradley from Right to Work said, 'We won't allow this multinational giant to use the recession to exploit vulnerable young people'.

The protest forced the shop to close for more than an hour.

Right to Work is calling for a national day of protest at Tesco stores this Wednesday 22 February.

Activist with a

Activist with a 'Tesco. Exploitation. Every little helps' placard

Protesters in the occupation

Protesters in the occupation

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Sat 18 Feb 2012, 12:27 GMT
Issue No. 2290
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