Universal Credit Protest – Wed 18 April

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ECAP are very pleased to report that City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) are dropping the court action against lone parent D for supposed “rent arrears” and agreed to pay D Housing Benefit to cover the back rent. This means we no longer need to go ahead with the planned action at the Council Leader’s surgery…Read moreRead more

SOLIDARITY with Homeless Lone Parent Being Taken to Court by Council for “Rent Arrears”

Meet 5.45 pm this Wed 21 March at Leith Library, 28-30 Ferry Rd, Edinburgh EH6 4AE To go to Council Leader Adam McVey’s surgery which starts at 6 pm Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty can now give more details of this Wednesday’s very important solidarity call-out. Meet 5.45 pm this coming Wednesday at Leith Library to…Read moreRead more

Universal Credit is Universally Crap!

#StopandScrap Universal Credit ECAP is protesting against Universal Credit (or UC) as part of the Britain-wide campaign called by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC). UC is a means-tested benefit for everyone of working age – It will involve an increasingly tougher set of conditions applied to those who are unemployed, and in low paid work….Read moreRead more

Let`s Stop the Absurdity of the Genuine Prospect of Work Test: Building Solidarity with Migrants in Post-Brexit Britain

The solidarity call-out and the complaints filed by ECAP at Leith Jobcentre today resulted in positive news: the last minute cancellation by the DWP of the unfair Genuine Prospect of Work test on our comrade, an unemployed EU migrant worker who has been in the country working for almost a decade. Though this is only a temporary reprieve,…Read moreRead more