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Boycott Workfare Universal Credit Welfare Rights Advice

This news from Boycott Workfare is apparently from last November, but I’d only just seen it: Boycott Workfare is the only independent campaign to successfully oppose all forms of ”conditionality” aka sanctions and workfare, no ifs, buts, political strings attached … Continue reading

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The centre cannot hold: 2016 in review

So, this was a pretty brutal year in a lot of ways. It wasn’t all grim all the time, but there was certainly more than enough pain and misery to go around. This is an attempt to try and trace … Continue reading

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Know your rights at the jobcentre: you have the right to be accompanied to any interviews

It’s been a few years now since Edinburgh Claimants/Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty got the DWP to admit that claimants have the right to be accompanied to all benefits interviews. But, as something that can potentially shift the balance of power, … Continue reading

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Upcoming dates in workplace and welfare struggles, late June-early July

A few important upcoming dates: The amazing cleaners who’ve been organising though the United Voices of the World union in London are currently on an all-out indefinite strike at 100 Wood Street, and have been for over a week. They’re … Continue reading

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Unquiet pasts: mid-February round-up

When doing a general class-struggle round-up, it’d be a serious omission to not have anything about the doctors’ strike, but I also don’t have anything particularly new to say about it either: you know where your nearest hospitals are, and … Continue reading

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Early November round-up: wildcats, wage theft, water meters and more

It’s been a busy week or so. Down in London, the suspension of union rep Sandy Nicoll led to the School of Oriental and African Studies being closed by a wildcat strike of both staff and students, a struggle that … Continue reading

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Another win against workfare

Some good news from North London, as Haringey Solidarity Group report that their nine-month campaign against workfare at North London Hospice has ended in victory. In their own words: NORTH LONDON HOSPICE PULLS OUT OF WORKFARE Following 9 months of … Continue reading

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Things coming up, things that’ve happened: Mid-June round-up

If you’re reading this blog, you’ll probably be aware of the big upcoming protest in Central London on 20th of June. It’s probably worth going to that, and it’d definitely be worth getting together with some friends to discuss what … Continue reading

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Mid-May round-up: don’t mourn, win

So, a few weeks into the the new government, it seems there’s quite a lot of people who want to fight back, one way or another. If big crowds come out for the various anti-government demos that are coming up, … Continue reading

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We’re all equal in the eyes of the law… as long as we have a spare grand lying about

Another quick round-up of news across a few different areas: In the workplace, Brighton SolFed are reporting another victory against a wage-stealing pub, and they’ve also finally resolved the long-running Caffe Bar Italia dispute, and construction workers in Teesside have … Continue reading

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