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Unite Community Anti Sanctions Day of Action March the 19th

As you will be already aware we are planning a National Day of Action Against Sanctions on March the 19th We are hoping to achieve 100 actions across the country, Its up to the Groups and Branch’s in each town and City where and at what time  they will protest, (Job Centres and Town Centre locations  at Lunch Time being the most popular so far). 59 more words

Old New Labour: some thoughts on myths, strengths and weaknesses.

Many people like to criticise New Labour. In political debates with people loosely assembled on the “left” and pseudo-left, with a variety of affiliations, ranging from the Green Party, TUSC, to UKIP and the Judean People’s Popular Front, you can bet your bottom, top and middle dollar that Tony Blair will be wheeled out and painted in curses as the High Priest of “neoliberalism” sooner rather than later, I set my watch and warrant on it. 1,320 more words

35 Hours JobSearch: We Publish the Mad DWP Guidelines.


From JJ.

Read closely: it is a ‘time and motion’ study designed to trap people in a remorseless set of tasks for 35 hours a week… 95 more words


MPs' inquiry: Five things we've learned about benefit sanctions

Reposted from Patrick Cutlers Blog – The Guardian

From the effects on claimant health, to why you are more likely to be sanctioned if you sign on in Derby, there was much to learn from this week’s sanctions inquiry hearing… 1,222 more words


Tory Cuts KILL - perhaps it's because they're Psychologically disturbed?

Yesterdays news was full of the latest findings from Institute for Fiscal Studies demonstrating  the ConDems Changes to the Tax and Benefits system has cost households £1,127 a year on average, and even the Mail concedes this means “ 512 more words