Tag Archives: Scottish Unemployed Workers Network

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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The view from Parliament, the view from the jobcentre

Even as someone who tries my hardest to keep my attention focused on grassroots organising and pay as little attention as possible to the games politicians pay, it’s been pretty amazing to watch the chaos among the tories over the … Continue reading

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Boxing day round-up: news of repression, housing struggles, workplace disputes and more

It’s been a while, but I’ve finally got around to catching up with the news and events I’ve been meaning to share over the last month or two. In repression news, Shilan Ozcelik is still inside after having been convicted … Continue reading

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Sometimes, solidarity means annoying jobcentre managers: stand with Tony Cox!

Tony Cox was arrested back in January after Arbroath Jobcentre management called the police on him to stop him assisting a vulnerable claimant during a jobcentre interview. Now, all these months later, he’s due back in court in October, and … Continue reading

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