DWP Step Up Harassment

DWP step up harassment and endanger claimants and workers by pushing for Jobcentre appointments – Resistance Needed! The numbers in hospital and dying from Covid are rising, but the caring DWP bosses are pressurising their workers to arrange more face to face jobcentre appointments to quiz claimants about their jobsearch. By causing unnecessary social interaction…Read moreRead more

Tuesday Drop-in: back to phone/email only

New UPDATE: 20 December 2020 ECAP Tuesday Sessions are suspending Face to Face appointments while tier 4 restrictions operate in Edinburgh. We’re asking people to contact us by Phone, Email or Facebook only in order to arrange an appointment via phone or email. We are not currently operating a drop in service – also ACE’s…Read moreRead more

Issue 4 ‘Six Blocks’ Newsletter

Angry council tenants speak out about problems and hazards in the Muirhouse high rise flats. Bringing you news from May Court, Fidra, Gunnet, Birnies, and Inchmickery & Oxcars – the ‘Six Blocks’. Welcome to September’s issue no. 4, the headlines: ‘Mop-handed & Mad’, ‘Solidarity Not Charity’, ‘Refurbishment Work Started’, ‘City Chambers Demonstration’. Check out the…Read moreRead more

ECAP Back at High Riggs

The jobcentres are re-opening, mass unemployment is growing – we need to organise to resist. NO SANCTIONS, NO CONDITIONALITY was the message as Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty held our second recent jobcentre stall at High Riggs on 18 August. This stall was busier than the one two weeks ago at Leith, more claimants going into…Read moreRead more

Six Blocks – issue 3

Bringing you news from May Court, Fidra, Gunnet, Birnies, and Inchmickery & Oxcars – ‘the Six Blocks’. Angry council tenants speak out about problems and hazards in the Muirhouse high rise flats. Welcome to Issue 3! Some topics in this issue are… Grenfell & fire safety issues in high rise flats; Broken lifts & uncleaned…Read moreRead more