Tag: protest

#Stop and Scrap Universal Credit

          #StopandScrap Universal Credit was the message as demonstrators descended on High Riggs jobcentre and Argyle House disability benefits assessment centre in Edinburgh on 18 April. Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty called the protests as part of the Disabled People Against Cuts Britain-wide Day of Acton. Universal Credit worsens an already unjust…

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Stop & Scrap Universal Credit: CANCELLED

*****PROTEST CANCELLED***** It is important we don’t forget about this demo on the 1st of March: For the first time ever people in work could face being sanctioned (having their benefits stopped) if they don’t prove to the jobcentre that they’re searching for better paid work or more hours. Pensioner couples will also be affected…

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NO TO WORKFARE – Protesters picket Primark

Anti workfare protesters descended on Primark in Edinburgh’s city centre on Saturday 14 July.  The Princes Street store was picketed by protesters declaring their opposition to the government’s work-for-your-benefits schemes.  The demo, organised by Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty, was part of a UK-wide week of action against workfare coordinated through the Boycott Workfare network.  The week…

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