Unite day of action against Universal Credit, Thursday 1st August

As always with events of this nature, one-off days of action called by national bodies like Unite are no substitute for the ongoing work of building power among claimants at a local level and on a day-to-day basis, but they’ve got to be better than nothing.

Anyway, events confirmed so far are:


List of events across the country 1 August 2019

London & Eastern–Events list

DWP, Caxton House, Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NA 13.00-15.00 (Main London Event)
Feltham, Feltham Ponds, High St, Feltham TW13 4BU 12.00-14.00
Brixton Tube Station, Brixton Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8HE 11.00-12.30
Euston station, NW1 2DU 11.00-12.00
Angel Centre, 1 Parkfield St, The Angel, London N1 0PS 11.00-13.00

Jobcentre Plus, Side Entrance, St Lawrence Lane, Off, Pottergate, Norwich NR2 1BZ 12.00-14.00
Free packed lunches (food supplied by Unite and Norwich Foodhub)
Running between Friday 23 July and Friday 30 Aug 12-13.30 outside The Phoenix Centre, Miles Cross (Brian Green 07913 299865)

Stall on Fitzroy Street (Grafton Centre Entrance) Cambridge, CB1 1ER 11.00-13-00
March to Job Centre at Henry Giles House, Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3BQ 13.00

Free morning activities and lunch for children age 11-15. Food funded by Unite community and Asda. Activity programme by Arts Council England and Luton Football Club.
Lee Manor High School, North Well Drive, Luton, LU3 3TL (contact Jacqui 07957 752205)

South East–Events list

Outside Slough Jobcentre, Yew Tree Road, Slough. SL1 2AQ
Street stall from 10.30 and 12.30

Street stall & leafleting from 10.00 –14.00 2-6, High Street, Town Centre, Ashford TN24 8TD (Next to Debra Charity Shop)

Meet at the Bargate in Southampton at 12.00.
At 12.30 there will be a noisy march up Westquay precinct, down to the Jobcentre and then back to the Bargate for speeches, songs and free snacks and face painting. Event ends at 14.00

Meet outside the Tesco’s in Cosham 16 High street, Cosham, PO6 3BZ
Foodbank collection and street stall from 11.00 –13.00

Street stall outside Millets in Hastings Town Centre
12/13 York building, TN34 1NN 11.00 –13.00
Speakers will include Richard White and Charlotte Gerada with a Petition on child poverty to go to Amber Rudd. Will also be a Food Bank Collection.

11.00 –13.00 outside the George St -Job Centre.
7 Worchester Street, OX1 2BX
Street stall and leafleting

Meeting outside Costa in Queens Square, Crawley, RH10 1DE.
Leafletting and street stall 12.00 -13.30
Street stall and petitioning.

Leafleting and street stall
The Forum, High Street, ME10 3DL 10.00 –12.00.
Handing out leaflets and petitioning.

10.00 –12.00 at the Clock Tower, ME12 1AG
Street stall and petitioning.

13.00 –15.00 at the Brighton Clock Tower, West St, Brighton, BN1 3GJ.
Street stall and petitioning.

Milton Keynes
12.00 –13.00 Outside Netherfield Shopping Centre, Farthing Grove, MK6 4
Street stall and petitioning.

12.00 –13.00 outside the Guildbourne Centre, Chapel Road, BN11 1LZ.
Street stall and petitioning.

Leigh Park
Outside Greywell Shopping Centre, Greywell Road, Havant, PO9 5AL
10.30 –12.30 Street stall and petitioning.

2nd August (not on the day of action!)
Waterlooville Precinct, Crookhorn Lane, PO7 5QH 10.30 –12.30
Street stall and petitioning

South West–Events list

Tony Benn House, Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6AY
Assemble 11.00 stall with awareness info and call to action of donations and support for those suffering from Holiday Hunger

Meet outside the Jobcentre-plus, Lemon Quay Truro, TR1 2PU 12.00 –14.00
Info stall to support claimants
Contact on the day 07584938895, before the day 01209 711791 https://www.facebook.com/events/723495021438341/

South Devon
Assemble at TQ2 5EX -near the Fleet Walk car park in Torquay; close to the Princess Theatre 12.00
Leaflet distribution on the seafront
Contact: Lesley Perrin, Catherine Fritz TorbayFACT@gmail.com

North Devon
Event: Holiday Hunger Breakfast Club starting on Thursday 1 August and running over the summer holidays from 08.00 –09.00
1646 café, Castle Hill, South Street, Great Torrington, EX38 8AA
Contact: Siobhan Strode 07736 355720

Working with CaterEd
Asda Superstore Leypark Dr, Plymouth PL6 8TB 12.00 –14.00
Picketing and pop up food stall

West Midlands Region –Events list

Cranaham shopping precinct, Worcester, WR4 9PA 10.00 -12.00
Street stall and leafleting followed by door to door leafleting on nearby estate

Black Country
Dudley town centre (LOCATION TO BE CONFIRMED) 11.00-13.00

Birmingham High Street, City Centre (opposite Primark) B4 7SL 13.00-16.00
Street stall, leafletting, petition and music

Broadgate, Coventry CV1 1FS 12.00-14.00
Street stall and leafleting

Newcastle under Lyme
Outside the Guildhall ST5 1PW 10.00-12.00
Street stall with the local CLP

By the Sister Dora statue, High Street Walsall WS1 1SR 11.30-13.00
Street stall, leafleting and petition with local CLP

East Midlands Region –Events list

Market Place, Mansfield NG18 1HX 09.00-13.00
Street stall and leafleting

Kirkby in Ashfield Library NG17 7BQ 10.00-12.00
Street Stall and leafletting

Outside The Council House Derby
DE1 2FS 13.30-15.00
Leafletting and petition

The Council House Derby DE1 2FS 17.15 onwards
Supporting a motion on Universal Credit by the Labour Group

New Mills
Market Street New Mills SK22 4AA 10.30 onwards

Leicester city centre, Haymarket Memorial Clock LE1 5YA 12.00-14.00
Street stall, leafleting

Market Square, City Centre NG1 1PD 11.00-14.00
Street stall and leafleting

Hyson Green outside the Jobcentre NG7 5FW 11.00-14.00
Street stall and leafleting

High Street, at the entrance to the market SK13 8AR 10.30 onwards
Street stall and leafleting

North East, Yorkshire & Humberside Events List


Doncaster – Clock Corner, Corner of St Sepulchre Gate and High Street, DN1 1QQ –

Middlesbrough – Outside Debenhams, junction of Corporation Road and Linthorpe Road, TS1 1LE –

Newcastle – Northumberland Street, NE1 7AL –

Pudsey – Outside Greegs, Market Place, Pudsey, LS28 7UA –

Sheffield – Outside Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH –

York (Acomb) – The Gateway Centre, Front Street, YO24 3BZ –

North West-Events list

Liverpool: 11.30-13.00 Williamson Square, Liverpool City Centre.
10.30-11.15 Wythenshawe Forum, Simonsway M22 9QX. Meet outside entrance.
11.45-12.30 Stretford Arndale. Meet in car park next to Aldi, Stretford Mall. M32 9BA
13.00-13.45 Salford Precinct-Meet outside gym/ post office, on Rossall Way M6 5DS
14.15-15.00 Harpurhey Market, Meet in Asda car park opposite market, M9 4DJ
15.30-16.15 Gorton Market. Meet In Tesco car park Hyde Road. M18 8LD
16.15 (approx)Return to Manchester City Centre. (Lifts home can be arranged)

Separately to that, there also seems to be a different session arranged by Manchester DPAC in St Peter’s Square from 13:00-15:00.

Wales-Events list

09:30-11:30 &13:30-15:30. Sea front, LL30 1AP

10.00. DWP Office, Ty Maelor, 15-17 Grosvenor Road, Wrexham LL11 1BW

10.00. DWP Office, 64 Charles Street, Cardiff, CF10 2GS
14.00. Alexandra House, 377 Cowbridge Road East Canton, Cardiff CF5 1WU

12.00. DWP Office, Market St, Bridgend, CF31 1LL

10.00. DWP Office, 37-38 High Street, Swansea SA1 1LS

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4 Responses to Unite day of action against Universal Credit, Thursday 1st August

  1. Pingback: Universal Credit Claimants punished for not having Mobile Phones. | Ipswich Unemployed Action.

  2. durhamunitecsc says:

    Reblogged this on Durham Community Support Centre and commented:
    Full details of Thursday’s ‘Unite Day of Action Against Universal Credit’ events taking place nationwide!

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