Day Of Action Against Benefit Sanctions and Workfare – We Did It!

Hands Off Our Homes - Leeds

10546997_389080624579409_1073254491899821687_oA big thanks to everyone who came along to Briggate today to show their disgust at these cruel attacks on claimants and people with long-term illness and disability. Members of the public were sympathetic, and we got a fair bit of media coverage – even if it wasn’t all accurate! Our new display boards attracted a fair bit of attention, so hopefully some of the passers-by will have learned a thing or two about what it’s really like to be on benefits and to be constantly threatened with having those benefits cut or removed.

We need to keep fighting – against the bedroom tax, against sanctions and workfare in all their forms, 10688233_389080601246078_8705561462659052997_oagainst the vicious Work Capability Tests and all the other attacks on the unwaged and low-paid. We need to be clear that our lives are worth more than this – whether it’s the constant misery of the job-centre…

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