VICTORY! EDINBURGH CHARITY SHOP PULLS OUT OF WORKFARE

Anti workfare demonstrators have won a victory in Edinburgh as the Hospices of Hope charity shop in Stockbridge has withdrawn from workfare. Protesters converged on the shop in Deanhaugh Street on the morning of 29th June, following reports of the charity’s involvement in the Community Work Placements scheme. Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty protesters explained to…

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Protesters denounce sanctions & workfare at Edinburgh Jobcentre

Demonstrators denouncing sanctions and workfare besieged High Riggs Jobcentre in Edinburgh on Wednesday 29th April. Braving pouring rain, protesters from Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty and other groups displayed banners and placards and distributed hundreds of leaflets urging claimants to resist benefits sanctions and the government’s compulsory “work for your benefits” schemes. At one point the…

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Take action against Sanctions and Workfare

No to Sanctions and Workfare Demonstrate at High Riggs Jobcentre, by Tollcross, Edinburgh 11am – 1pm Wed 29th April High Riggs Jobcentre Organised by Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty as part of the Week of Action co-ordinated through Boycott Workfare.  Supported by Edinburgh Anarchist Federation, Greater Leith Against The Cuts, the Industrial Workers of the World, and Edinburgh Anti-Cuts Alliance No workfare….

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