High Riggs Hi-Jinks

Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty have published the first issue of High Riggs hi-jinks, a news sheet which talks about the reality of life at High Riggs Job Centre – and encourages people to fight back. If enough of us come together to support each other, we can change what happens at the Job Centre, and…Read moreRead more

Harassed by Fraud Investigators?

If you’re being harassed by “fraud” squad bullies from the Department of Work and Pensions – don’t stand for it….  Don’t panic… Don’t speak to them alone… Don’t let them into your house… Don’t sign anything without first getting advice… Get in touch with Edinburgh Claimants and ECAP at our Tuesday advice session   REMEMBER…….Read moreRead more

A4E and WorkDirections Invaded! Action Against the Welfare Reform Bill

Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty protested at High Riggs Job Centre on 13 March against the new Welfare Reform Bill. We condemn the legislation, currently under consideration by the Westminster Parliament, as “an attack on the poor”. Around 15 protesters later invaded the Edinburgh offices of A4E and Work Directions, displaying placards calling on people to resist the Bill….Read moreRead more

Council Tax Resisters Besiege Council

Anti Council Tax resisters besieged Edinburgh City Chambers today 5th February after the Council barred members of the public from the public gallery during the full City of Edinburgh Council meeting. Police eventually moved in to manhandle demonstrators out of the Chambers entrance. “The Council are acting like tinpot dictators – but we wont be intimidated,” say…Read moreRead more

RESIST THE UNFAIR COUNCIL TAX! Demonstrate at the Council Meeting on 5th February WE STOP THE SHERIFF!

Resist the unfair Council policy of threatening thousands of people in arrears with sequestration! Demonstrate at the council meeting 9.30am Thursday 5th Feb 2009 City of Edinburgh Council meeting, City chambers, High St, Edinburgh Organised by Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty The Council Tax is widely recognised as being unfair, disproportionately hitting those on low and…Read moreRead more