Thursday, 4 July 2013

Social Security Cuts.

Solidarity and Social Security Cuts
A seminar at Congress House
24 July, 14.00 – 16.00 
The government encourages everyone with a job to see themselves as threatened by people who claim benefits. People in employment are “strivers” whose taxes are being wasted by lazy 'shirkers'.

This argument is used to win support for social security cuts that affect low paid workers, disabled people, carers and families with children.
Solidarity and Social Security Cuts is an opportunity to discuss how unions can build links to counter this dynamic. 
Chair: Paul Nowak, Assistant General Secretary, TUC
• Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Child Poverty Action Group on the cuts and low paid workers

• PCS speaker, on the cuts and Jobcentre workers

• Richard Exell, Senior Policy Officer, TUC, on the cuts that have happened and those still to come

• Prof Ruth Lister, Labour member of the House of Lords, on how the 'strivers vs. shirkers' rhetoric divides us. 

To reserve a place, please contact Jennifer Mann:  020 7467 1222. 

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