When welfare sanctions hit one man, he took a decision no father should ever have to make, writes CHARLOTTE HUGHES
Saturday 22nd Aug 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) officials admitted yesterday using fake quotes in a leaflet on sanctions, while campaigners pointed out that it proves their “contempt” for benefit claimants.
The document, meant to offer “advice” to those who could have...
Wednesday 19th Aug 2015
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
UNITE Community activists set up shop outside Huddersfield jobcentre yesterday in a campaign aimed at helping people with claims and to fight back against benefit sanctions.
General union Unite established its first Community branches three years ago to enable people not in a workplace...
Tuesday 11th Aug 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
CHARLOTTE HUGHES reflects on a milestone – a full year of pickets by grassroots campaigners Tameside Against The Cuts
Monday 10th Aug 2015
A year on from Ashton’s first jobcentre picket, Bernadette Hyland talks to Charlotte Hughes, the woman behind it
Tuesday 4th Aug 2015
Sanctions get Green grilling
IT HAS fallen to the Green Party to challenge the Department for Work and Pensions on how many jobseekers are being sanctioned.
Responses to parliamentary questions show over 605,000 people on jobseeker’s allowance were penalised in this way...
Monday 3rd Aug 2015
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
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
THE TORIES are set to come clean over the number of people who have died within six weeks of having their benefits stopped, writes Luke James.
David Cameron confirmed during Prime Minister’s questions yesterday that the government will publish the figures.
Thursday 25th Jun 2015
Random police-style interrogations of benefits claimants are the latest and lowest attempt to force Britain’s most vulnerable into filling the fiscal hole created by bankers, writes CHARLOTTE HUGHES
Tuesday 23rd Jun 2015
Saturday’s march and demo has the power to unite us, but only if we reach out as never before to those outside left-wing circles. Preaching to the converted is not an option, believes Rev Mike Walsh
Tuesday 16th Jun 2015