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Wednesday 4th May 2016
posted by Jody Porter in Arts
IAIN DUNCAN SMITH inflamed the ire of jobcentre staff yesterday after his department announced it’s recruiting 2,800 new staff — less than two months after shedding 3,600.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is advertising 2,289 staff, mainly in administrative...
Monday 24th Aug 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Grassroots campaigner CHARLOTTE HUGHES reports from the front line of the attack on claimants
Saturday 25th Jul 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
by Our News Desk
A JOBCENTRE was occupied by mental health campaigners in south London yesterday in protest at the Tory government’s plans to make jobseekers accept psychotherapy or face benefit sanctions.
A group of protesters entered Streatham jobcentre and set...
Saturday 27th Jun 2015
Charlotte Hughes is among a group of activists who campaign outside their local jobcentre against sanctions. Here she shares some of the stories of desperate claimants falling victim to government cuts
Tuesday 3rd Mar 2015
CHARLOTTE HUGHES recounts stories told by jobcentre victims
Monday 9th Feb 2015
NEWCASTLE MP Chi Onwurah branded Employment Minister Esther McVey a coward yesterday for blaming front-line staff for gut-wrenching examples of the government’s cruel war on the unemployed.
Labour MPs from across...
Thursday 8th Jan 2015
posted by Richard Bagley in Britain
Privateer guard told activists 'I'm going to go out there and punch them'
Thursday 4th Dec 2014
posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain
Wednesday 2nd Jul 2014
posted by Rory MacKinnon in Britain
Tuesday 29th Apr 2014
posted by Will Stone in Britain