Thursday 30th March Briggate 12.00 – 2.00pm
This Day of Action is Unite Community’s response to the many new attacks on claimants – is a day of action against all benefit cuts, sanctions, fitness-for-work tests and other abuses against claimants.
Unite Community and other concerned Groups and Organisations, – all are welcome to join us! – are meeting with our banners and flags, and contributions to the displays on Thursday 30th March in Briggate between 12 and 2pm to do stalls, leafleting and raise awareness amongst passers-by.
One of the Groups joining the campaign is Leeds Plan C, a group with many interests in common with Unite Community in terms of exploring ways to organise workers not in traditional full-time waged jobs in a mass workplace.
This includes not only people working on zero hours or in the” gig economy” (eg Deliveroo) but also those whose work is unpaid in the home or community and whose only source of income is the insecure pittance known as “welfare”.
We’d like to see all these groups of workers come together in solidarity on the 30th.
Check out Leeds Welfare Fightback Flyer, updated to cover many of the recent cuts, to see the attacks and the harshness of the system: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AoXg_zk3fZjJkTCY6WvBxTBfS6jE
More on sanctions on the Unite website here http://www.unitetheunion.org/growing-our-union/communitymembership/day-of-action-against-sanctions/
“I, Daniel Blake”, screening 7.00pm at Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf St, Leeds LS2 7EQ, starts 7pm, discussion afterwards.
Free, though we’d like people to donate something if they can afford it.
In the evening, you are welcome to a screening of the acclaimed film “I, Daniel Blake”, which brings out the reality of ESA testing, benefits conditionality and sanctions, as well as other issues we’ve campaigned on like the displacement and social cleansing resulting from housing policies which benefit developers and are leaving ordinary people homeless.
More details and flyers will be available nearer the time.
Wharf Chambers is a members’ club and you need to be a member, or guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visitwharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect. Going in as a guest is not normally a problem. The venue also has a safer spaces policy, see http://www.wharfchambers.org/the-club/safer-spaces/