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The Select Committee into benefits sanctions is seeking written submissions from claimants who have been affected by sanctions, especially people on ESA or who are on JSA but are affected by disability or illness. The form and details for sending in evidence is here (click on this news item to find link), so please use it if […]

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First off, we have decided to return to our pattern of monthly meetings, on the first Wednesday of every month. Our next meeting will therefore be on Wednesday 5th November (bonfire night, yes!) at 7pm at the UNISON offices on Woodhouse Lane – the road that goes up from Morrisons towards the universities. The building […]

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Strike week Members of HOOH were on the picket lines with health workers yesterday (Monday), hearing about how staff on the lowest grades especially are being left further and further behind in terms of pay – and how working conditions and vital parts of the service are being wrecked by contracting out. They were all […]

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This week is a national week of action against workfare, and Hands Off Our Homes will be out meeting claimants who have been forced onto workfare under the threat of benefit sanctions. We’ll also be gathering information about companies and organisations which benefit from forced unpaid work, as a first step towards a campaign of […]

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Update, and some important news and events Next meeting Wednesday 1st October, 7pm at the UNISON offices on Woodhouse Lane (near the university) – all welcome, call/text/email for more info/directions This update includes: Notes from the last Hands Off Our Homes meeting Info: new supervised jobsearch scheme Meeting: We Need to Talk About Work Week […]

A 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 […]

This Thursday, 11th September, is a national Day of Action against benefit sanctions, workfare and all benefit cuts (including the bedroom tax).   In Leeds, we will be meeting in Briggate (near the Body Shop) from 12 noon until 2pm, with stalls, display boards and banners, to raise our voices about the vicious cruelty of […]

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