Victory for claimants’ rights in Oxford

The fight for the right to be accompanied Comrades in Oxford have sent us this account of their struggle with a local Jobcentre to uphold the right of claimants to be accompanied to interview. Their determination and persistence was strengthened by the fact that they knew ECAP had gone through the same experience in Edinburgh,…Read moreRead more

DWP Sham Consultation on Work Capability Assessment Reform

The DWP has plans to reform the way Universal Credit and ESA claimants are judged to be too sick for work, and too sick for work related activity. This includes going through a public consultation exercise before changing the law next year. In addition to gathering online comments from individuals, the Government organised meetings around…Read moreRead more

Declaration of Resistance to Universal Credit

ECAP are encouraged that people came out in the rain on 28 November to demonstrate at Leith jobcentre against Universal Credit. Sisters Uncut, Oficina Precaria and other groups supported the demo too. Universal Credit increases poverty, homelessness and misery. It massively increases the scope and length of sanctions. It attacks the disabled, young people, women,…Read moreRead more

Stop Sanctions Demo is a Success

Despite officials from Unite The Union trying to cancel Unite involvement in the protest at HIgh Riggs jobcentre – reportedly due to a request by the local PCS who said one of their workers had been threatened earlier in the week by an individual – the 30th March Day of Action against sanctions went ahead…Read moreRead more

I Daniel Blake…

Groups round Scotland and beyond are organising community showings of the new Ken Loach film I DANIEL BLAKE, aiming to involve more people in grass-roots resistance to austerity, including solidarity accompanying to benefits appointments and assessments. Below is the text of a leaflet which ECAP has produced and is distributing at showings. I DANIEL BLAKE…… Shows…Read moreRead more