Thursday, 30 March 2017

Rochdale Unite's Job Centre Protest!

Brian Bamford - NV Joint-Editor (far-right)

FROM 9am this morning until lunch-time, the Rochdale Unite Community Branch set up a stall across the road from Rochdale Jobcentre, and issued leaflets protesting against unfair benefit cuts. 
Besides members of the local branch the secretary of the Greater Manchester County Association and another colleague were in evidence, and a delegate from Tameside Trade Union Council came over to offer support.
While I was there several claimants endorsed the campaign and were advised by the activists on the stall.
This was a national day of action against unfair benefit cuts, and Unite the Union issued the statement below:

Thursday 30 March 2017
National Day of Action Against Sanctions
More and more people are facing benefit sanctions. 300,000 people have had their benefits suddenly stopped by sanctions in the last 12 months.

Many of whom have been plunged into poverty, unable to heat their homes or even eat. How is this meant to help prepare people for work?
Benefit sanctions must be fought against

These sanctions are cruel and handed out for ridiculous reasons such as:
  • Arriving minutes late to a meeting 
  • Not applying for jobs when waiting to start a new job!
  • Missing an appointment on the day of the funeral of a close family member.
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