Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Bedroom Tax Campaign

JOIN Bed Tax and Benefit campaigns across Britain - Sat 7 June 12-5pm Manchester Central Hall, Oldham St M1 1JQ - map here and driving/parking infohere
Get the latest information and help decide what we do next to resist the unworkable and unjustified attacks on benefits, scapegoating tenants, disabled people and any one of us bringing up children, sick or out of work.

Plan for day and speakers12- 1pm Opening session with Scottish Anti Bed Tax Fed, Alec McFadden TUC North West, Roger Lewis Disabled People Against Cuts, ManchesterPeoples Assembly, PCS union, and others - and reports, discussion on latest progress

Break and networking

2pm - two workshops
1. How to challenge Bed Tax and beat evictions - with Ben Taylor Solicitor. Carol Laidlaw, Joe Halewood (welfare writes and Liverpool Reclaim), River and others also taking part, with legal and campaign advice and reports
2. Fighting Benefit Sanctions and Workfare - Boycott Workfare, claimaint and anti poverty campaigns and Martin Cavanagh PCS union DWP

4-5pm Beat the Bedroom Tax - what next?
Proposals include: A Charter to build support and put pressure on politicians; a banner and bloc on 21st June Peoples Assembly protest (London); Pickle the Bedroom Tax protest @ CIH conference 26 June (Manchester); a DWP protest day.

More info:
See http://antibedroomtax.org.uk/ and on Facebook: The Anti-Bedroom Tax and Benefit Justice Federation for updates and links on latest campaign victories, legal challenges and reports:
Beating Bedroom Tax in Court - Guardian
Four ways to win an appeal - Jamie of Cardiff Anti Bed Tax
Win Discretionary Housing Payment - challenging refusal of claim
and a Guide to Beating JSA sanctions

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