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Upcoming dates in workplace and welfare struggles, late June-early July

A few important upcoming dates:

The amazing cleaners who’ve been organising though the United Voices of the World union in London are currently on an all-out indefinite strike at 100 Wood Street, and have been for over a week. 378 more words


How to Complain to the Jobcentre or DWP

(photo: Johnny Void)

As a jobseeker or if you are on ESA, claiming  benefits can often unfortunately be problematic. Problems claimants experience include delayed benefit payments, behavioural issues with Jobcentre staff and long waiting times to get through to the DWP’s helpline. 846 more words


SCOPE...why don't you just take a hike.

SCOPE announces: “We are reinvigorating the disability movement”  SCOPE for Change.

How dare they!

Here’s the problem: SCOPE is not and has never been a part of any so called ‘disability movement’, whatever that is. 689 more words

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Universal discredit - the workfare sector comes out against in-work sanctions

  • Groups representing Work Programme providers say benefits shouldn’t be docked for claimants in work
  • Government’s flagship Universal Credit scheme is trialling sanctions of claimants who already have jobs…
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Protesters pledge to fight on against GP link-up with work advisors | DisabledGo News and Blog

Disabled activists have pledged to continue the fight to halt a scheme that places welfare-to-work advisors from a discredited US outsourcing giant in GP practices. They spoke out after a protest by scores of activists blocked a busy central London roundabout for half an hour on Friday afternoon, bringing traffic to a standstill. 121 more words



From Work and Benefits:

The government is axing mandatory work activity and community work placements. The announcement comes after years of protests and court action by claimants forced into unpaid work with no prospect of a job at the end. 103 more words

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Workfare Abandoned! Mandatory Work Activity and Community Work Placements Both To Be Scrapped

In a major victory for campaigners, two of the main workfare programmes are to be abandoned the DWP has quietly announced today.  Private sector contracts to run Community Work Placements and Mandatory Work Activity will not be renewed says the department in their response to George Osborne’s spending review. 307 more words

Welfare Reform

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