As previously announced on this site, Unite Community is planning a national day of protest against benefit sanctions on 19th March, and the aim to achieve 100 actions across the country. Plans are progressing well in our region to make this a successful day.
Details of planned protests
There are are now plans for 10 areas in the region.
1)Teesside Anti Sanctions Protest March 19th 12 o’clock
Employment Centre , Town Centre
Address: 79 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2BA
2) Grimsby Anti Sanctions Protest March 19th 12 o’clock
Rally at Riverside Square
3)Barnsley Anti Sanctions Protest
Meet Barnsley Town Centre (Out Side Boots the Chemist 34-40 Cheapside,
Barnsley S70 1RT) at 12.15 pm, For Protests at various Town Centre Locations.
No sanctions for claimants!!
No sanctions for staff!!
Demonstration against benefit sanctions
Thursday March 19th
Upperhead Row (Near the Bus Station)
Meet 12 O’clock
Newcastle City Jobcentre Plus,
1 Cathedral Square,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
6)Leeds Unite Community Anti Sanctions Demo
Meet 12 O’Clock
Address: 64 Briggate, Leeds LS1 6LH
(Outside Body Shop) For protests at various Town Centre Locations.
Bring Friends, Banners, Flags, Music, Noise and Imagination!
7)Sunderland Protest 12 pm to 2 pm
60-66 John Street
Doncaster Crossgate House,
Doncaster DN1 3LL
11 am to 1pm
9)Selby Anti Sanctions Demo
Unite the Union Anti Sanctions Demo
12 Noon Outside
The Selby Job Centre
10)Sheffield No to Sanctions
Meet 12 noon at Hartshead Square S1 2FD outside Atos Assessment Centre for protests at various city centre locations
No Sanctions for Claimants, No Targets for Staff
Materials for protest
The following materials will also be available on the day: