Slavation Army

I used to be a very active member of the Salvation Army. This post is simply to document a series of tweets I've just sent, in the style of a letter, regarding the Army's participation in the Government's workfare scheme.

  1. .@salvationarmyuk To Whom It May Concern:
  2. .@salvationarmyuk I'm a former Salvationist (the General probably remembers me from her time as our DC) and I am very concerned to hear…
  3. .@salvationarmyuk …of the Army's use of unpaid workers from the Government's #workfare scheme. This is forced work, i.e. a form of…
  4. .@salvationarmyuk …slavery, and not only prevents the workers from earning a fair wage but pushed down the average wage by the…
  5. .@salvationarmyuk …availability of "free" labour. The early Salvation Army was a pioneer in many areas of social justice, and I do not…
  6. .@salvationarmyuk …believe that William Booth would have approved of this development. It seems to run counter to his principles and to…
  7. .@salvationarmyuk …Christ's. It would be much appreciated if somebody could release a public statement on the matter so that we know…
  8. .@salvationarmyuk …where you stand on the matter, and what will be done to correct this situation.
  9. .@salvationarmyuk Yours sincerely, Julian Yon, formerly Assistant CSM, Stockport Citadel Corps.

I have no idea whether I'll be ignored, but when I have a personal connection to an injustice it would be wrong not to try to change it.