VICTORY! COUNCIL PAY HOUSING BENEFIT & DROP COURT ACTION AGAINST HOMELESS LONE PARENT

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

NO TO SLUM HOMELESS HOSTELS! HOMES FOR ALL!

No to slum homeless hostels! Homes for all! This was the message from the dozens of demonstrators who defied the snow to demonstrate at Abbots House homeless hostel in Edinburgh on 17 January. Edinburgh Council are paying millions to private landlords like the owners of Abbots House who are housing the homeless in disgraceful conditions….Read moreRead more

Stop the Evictions, Campaigners Tell Edinburgh Council

Single mothers hit by the Benefits Cap and their supporters once more descended on Edinburgh Council on 3rd October. Demonstrators protested outside the City Chambers on the Royal Mile and then moved into the public gallery to support the deputation addressing the Council committee meeting. “Scrap the Benefits Cap” and “Stop the Evictions” demand the…Read moreRead more

STREET CLEANERS INSIST DISPUTE WITH COUNCIL CONTINUES

Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty supports the workers in the Cleansing Department and other Council manual workers who are fighting the attempts by the City of Edinburgh Council to cut their wages and impose changes in their conditions.  Here is the latest news in this struggle which affects everyone in the city, and beyond. Street cleaners have…Read moreRead more