Day of Action against Sanctions, Workfare & cuts to ESA

Job centres have become "sanctions" centres

Job centres have become “sanctions” centres

There will be actions at job centres throughout the UK as well as an online action against workfare hypocrites – see details below.

Online Action: Target Samaritans, Scope and Sue Ryder – Workfare Hypocrites

We’re asking you to target three charities – Samaritans, Scope, and Sue Ryder – who claim to be anti-workfare, but have been benefitting from the forced, unpaid work of unemployed people for years. Details here.

Tweet them using #WorkfareHypocrites:





At High Riggs Jobcentre, Edinburgh, at 10.30am, and at Maximus assessment centre, Argyle House, EH3 9SJ at midday, with Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty – Facebook event here and details here.

Outside Dunfermline Jobcentre – 11am. Contact: Jamie Caldwell

Dundee 1-2pm NO to benefit sanctions YES to Independence! Dundee City Centre (outside Boots)


Portadown Jobs & Benefits Office – 12 to 1pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/256582661460078/ Contact: Albert Hewitt

London and South East

All London Unite Community branches will meet at Westminster from 12 noon for 12.30pm banner drop from Westminster bridge.

Camden Unite Community: Meet 1.30pm to release black balloons from Westminster Bridge to remember all disabled people and JSA/Universal Credit claimants who have died as a result of sanctions and cuts to benefits.

West London Unite Community: 1.45pm, leading short march from Westminster to DWP at Caxton House.

DWP, Caxton House 2-3pm: Demonstration (Tothill Street London SW1H 9NA )

Kilburn Jobcentre: 12 to 1.00pm picket.

Peckham Job Centre: 12-2pm

Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Unite Community: Jobcentre at Guilford Street in Luton – 12.00 noon.
Contact: Rachel Holmes, Branch Secretary – Email: RedR8chel@hotmail.com

The North

Tameside Against The Cuts: Weekly Thursday demonstration, 10am -12noon Ashton-under-Lyne Jobcentre.

Sheffield Unite Community: Manor Top,- 5.00 to 9.00 pm, https://www.facebook.com/events/405106473173499/Protest & Film – Stop Benefit Sanctions – Save, Eastern Ave JobCentrePlus – contact Shaun Pender

Wirral Unite Community has created a Thunderclap:

The South West

Lemon Quay, Truro 12.00 to 3.00 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1835696733335875/

Tauton and Bridgwater Unite Community: Bridgwater Jobcentre: 11.00 to 1.00 pm. Bridgwater High Street, next to Admiral Blake: 11.00 to 1.00 pm

Film | I, Daniel Blake – 7.00 to 9.30 pm
Venue: Somerset Film @ The Engine Room, 50-52 High St, Bridgwater TA6 3BL Phone: 01278 433187. For more information visit: http://www.somersetfilm.com/diary/?action=evrplusegister&event_id=147


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