A4e office invaded: “Unemployed have right to choose our own representatives”

Supporters of Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty invaded A4e’s Edinburgh office on 15 November to distribute leaflets urging the unemployed people attending the Flexible New Deal provider to stand up for their rights.  The action – organised as part of the Britain-wide Day of Action against Welfare Cuts – was in resistance to A4e’s refusal to…Read moreRead more

Claimants & Students Join Together to Resist Cuts

Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty organised a demo on 24th November against benefit cuts and workfare and in solidarity with the students UK-wide Day of Action against education cuts. After assembling at High Riggs Job Centre and demonstrating at slave labour provider A4e, the 30-strong ECAP contingent joined the student march to the LibDem’s office at…Read moreRead more

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty Speaker in Edinburgh

Community Organizing and Anti-Poverty Work: The OCAP Story 7.30pm Mon 13 Sept Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 30-36 Dalmeny Street (off Leith Walk near Pilrig church), Edinburgh EH6 8RG Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty are organising a public meeting with the dynamic Canadian group, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty. This will be an excellent opportunity to…Read moreRead more


11.30am – 2pm Mon 13 Sept, A4e 34 Earl Grey St near Tollcross Edinburgh Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty are organising a demonstration against compulsory work for benefits – this is an attack on the unemployed and workers alike. Flexible New Deal provider A4e are denying unemployed people forced to attend their premises the right to…Read moreRead more

Protesters Shut Down A4e Edinburgh Office

Protesters against compulsory “work-for-your-benefits” schemes succeeded in shutting down A4e’s Edinburgh office on Wednesday 16th June.  A4e cancelled all appointments and stuck up a notice declaring their Earl Grey Street office closed for the whole day, as demonstrators gathered outside. Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty organised the demo, as part of the UK day of action…Read moreRead more