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First of all, thanks to all those who have worked tirelessly over the last few months to organise and build for Saturday’s march for the NHS. There were upwards of 1500 people on the demo (see our photo gallery here), which is a great turnout – not surprising given that every one of us will […]

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First off, please, please try to attend the Leeds March for the NHS this Saturday – rallying at 11.30 in Victoria Gardens (in front of the library/art gallery). Demands are to stop unsafe cuts and closures to save money end the NHS funding freeze and increase spending to fund the need for health care end […]

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Thursday 19th March is a national Day of Action Against Sanctions called by Unite Community, and supported by claimants groups and welfare camapign groups all over the country.  In Leeds, we’ll be gathering in Briggate, near the Body Shop, at 12 noon to show our determination to see off this cruel regime of punishment and […]

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On 15th of January a meeting was held to launch an intense campaign against sanctions within the benefits system. The new group will now be meeting regularly, and will next be meeting at 6.30pm on Tuesday 27th January, at Ebor Court, Skinner Street, LS1 4ND. This is in the area between Westgate and Wellington Street, […]

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Hi everyone, welcome to the first Hands Off Our Homes update of 2015, and an initial list of dates for your diary. (see below). Here’s a summary – if you can help with any of these please contact us. Thursday 15th Jan- meeting to launch campaign against sanctions and benefit cuts, 6pm Victoria Hotel, Gt […]

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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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