Tag Archives: Mandatory Work Activity

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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Workfare on the ropes, occupations spreading: resistance to austerity is taking off.

The success of Cait Reilly and Jamie Wilson’s legal challenge to workfare schemes is a big victory. But, while this news is important, it’s still not quite enough. Apart from anything else, Mandatory Work Activity remains legal, making it all … Continue reading

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Workfare’s in trouble. Time to finish it off.

Throughout this year, there’s been a steady flow of actions against workfare. In recent days, two stories have shown how effective this campaign is: the British Heart Foundation have put out a press release attempting to distance themselves from the … Continue reading

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