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Unite, The tale of two unions, a fight for our family

Originally posted on Political musings from a left perspective:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times Even the most casual observer of trade union affairs…

April 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

SNP MP’s email addresses 2017

Please find a list of email addresses for all SNP MPs accurate from March 2017. It also includes the two SNP MP’s currently suspended. There are a few gaps so … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

#MuslimBan protests happening around the UK between 30th Jan-Feb 11th

For those of you outraged by Trumps #MuslimBan you might want to make your voice heard in protest. Here is a list of known protests being organised around the country. … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

National Audit Office criticises DWP Sanctions

Originally posted on scottish unemployed workers' network:
The National Audit Office has just produced a critical report on Benefit Sanctions. Of course they were only looking at sanctions within the…

November 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Austerity & Welfare Reform in UK Reading List

Originally posted on Think North:
This is a reading list for those interested in welfare reform and austerity in the UK. If you would like to add something to the list,…

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to Complain to the Jobcentre or DWP

? 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…

June 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lesley Riddoch: The reality of the DWP’s horrific sanctions regime

Originally posted on Benefit tales:
THIS is the story of Paul, believed to be the first person sanctioned for three years by the Department of Work and Pensions in Dundee.…

April 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Universal Credit : In work, part time claimants sanctioned for taking holidays and …… for working!

Originally posted on Telling it as it is:
Unlike Zac and Sarah, Helen is a real person. A Lone Parent working hard and doing the right thing. This is Helen’s…

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Universal Credit: Sanctions and The Horror of Repayable Hardship Payments

Originally posted on Telling it as it is:
?   It took me a while to get my head around the new policy of Repayable Hardship Payments and how it…

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Iain Duncan Smith Legacy

Reposted from: http://loopys-rollingwiththepunches.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/iain-duncan-smith-legacy.html The following is a list of policies and damning court decisions and findings undertaken under the watch of Iain Duncan Smith: April 2011: LHA (Local Housing Allowance) is reduced … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment