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“Stop Benefit Sanctions” Day of Action

DEMONSTRATE STOP BENEFIT SANCTIONS NO TO THE CUT IN EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT ALLOWANCE ABOLISH THE WORK CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT pay ESA on the basis of a GP sickline Thursday 30th March  10.30am High Riggs Jobcentre, 20 High Riggs, Edinburgh EH3 9HU  12 noon Maximus assessment centre, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street,  Edinburgh, EH3 9SJ Britain-wide…

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I Daniel Blake…

Groups round Scotland and beyond are organising community showings of the new Ken Loach film I DANIEL BLAKE, aiming to involve more people in grass-roots resistance to austerity, including solidarity accompanying to benefits appointments and assessments. Below is the text of a leaflet which ECAP has produced and is distributing at showings. I DANIEL BLAKE…… Shows…

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Edinburgh City Council & The Leak – 2 & a Half Years, a Collapsed Ceiling & Still Leaking….

MUCH of old Muirhouse is gone now, blitzed in advance of the ill-fated Waterfront Project in an orgy of city council vandalism remembered as ‘the Muirhoose Clearances.’ The empty acres that once held hundreds of families in social housing were sown with wild flower seed and hilariously re-branded as ‘the Meadows.’ But this fly-tipper’s dream…

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Solidarity Will Beat The DWP Bullies

Demonstrators from round Scotland besieged High Riggs Jobcentre on 3rd October to insist the DWP bosses recognise that all claimants have the right to be accompanied to all benefits-related appointments by the person or people of their choice. This followed the appalling treatment of an ill and vulnerable claimant on 1st September when the management…

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Advocacy is Not a Crime

DEFEND THE RIGHT TO BE ACCOMPANIED BESIEGE HIGH RIGGS JOBCENTRE MON 3rd OCTOBER 12 NOON – 2PM Police preventing advocacy On 1st September the management at High Riggs Jobcentre called the police to deny an ill and vulnerable man his right to be accompanied to a Job Seekers Allowance appointment by his father and an advocate…

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