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Benefit Claimants in Solidarity With the PCS!

June 25, 2011

Thursday, June 30 · 8:30am – 11:00am

Euston Tower, then Triton Square, Euston Road, London, NW1

Benefit claimants, disabled people and supporters will be joining the PCS picket line at HMRC, Euston Tower from 8.30am*.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157149237689219

We will be standing in solidarity with all striking workers on the day, and in particular public sector workers who know only too well what the result of this government’s savage welfare policies will be.

Join us at Euston Tower, where speeches will begin at 9am. At 10am we will be paying a short visit to notorious poverty pimps Atos Origin, the IT company responsible for carrying out the disastrous Work Capability Assessments which have driven sick and disabled claimants to suicide.

Many of us then will make our way to the Trade Union march and Striker’s Assembly, both being held in central London. For full details of all events, pickets and actions taking place in London on the day please visit: http://www.j30strike.org/location/london/

*the PCS picket line will begin at 7am so please come earlier if you can.

In South London Lambeth claimants will be joining the picket outside Brixton Job Centre on Brixton Road from 8.30am.  Then at 10am they will be paying a visit to Brixton A4e – conveniently located close to the Job Centre at 444a Brixton Road – more info at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174075522654732

Glasgow – Mass Demonstration at ATOS Origin Processing Centre Glasgow: 2:00pm – 5:00pm Corunna House, Cadogan Street, Glasgow.   We will be calling on all members of the PCS and other attendees at the rally to march from George Square to ATOS on Cadogan Street to express their solidarity with sick and disabled people who are suffering a modern day POGROM at the hands of the the ConDem régime: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191257074256765

In Edinburgh ECAP and others will be joining the picket at the  High Riggs Job Centre by Tollcross from approx 7.15am – 10am and then leafleting and protesting at A4e, 34 Earl Grey Street approx 8.30am – 11am: http://edinburghagainstpoverty.org.uk/node/48

 

There is also a protest being held in Manchester against the Workfare Convention – more details at:  https://benefitclaimantsfightback.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/j30-wage-rage-protest-the-welfare-to-work-convention/

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 10, 2011 11:11 am

    I’m sorry but Unions are only interested in the politics which help them, they have no interest what so ever in the disabled.

  2. August 24, 2011 12:38 pm

    Treborc – I take serious issue with what you’ve said here. I am a PCS rep working in the Jobcentre and I spend a lot of my time helping disabled staff to stay in work. I also spend a lot of time working in solidarity with unemployed disabled people, and wrote a motion to my local anti cuts campaign which was passed, which has formed a claimants caucus within it.

    I am not in the minority either. PCS does a lot of work in solidarity with unemployed people because we recognise that our issues are the same – we are all part of the same class, there’s no point in dividing us.

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