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3 April 2013
Like many people I was astounded by the Parliamentary Labour Party abstention on the emergency legislation enacted to undo the legal victory won by Cait Reilly and Jamieson Wilson against forced workfare, writes Nancy Taaffe
27 March 2013
Con-Dems have no solutions to unemployment: On budget day, the latest unemployment figures were published and showed yet another increase in the number of people out of work, writes Dan Crowter, Coventry Socialist Party.
21 January 2013
Nearly a hundred people braved the cold on Saturday 12 January in Cardiff to protest against attempts to scapegoat benefit claimants
10 October 2012
Benefit booze-ups are a Tory fantasy!: The welfare system has been in the news again this week with Tories threatening a further £10 billion in cuts to the welfare budget, writes Sean Dempsey, Jobcentre worker.
22 August 2012
Following redundancy after six years at a local authority, last summer I had to claim Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA), and discover first-hand the inequities of the benefits system, writes Paul, London.
27 June 2012
A leaked memo from senior Jobcentre executives to staff warns of an increased risk of benefit claimants attempting suicide as a result of changes to sickness benefit...
7 March 2012
The welfare state is now a lucrative business - Emma Harrison's contract as A4e chief was worth around £200 million
29 February 2012
What workfare really means: Workfare is a catch-all term used to describe the various unpaid work schemes the government operates through the Department for Work and Pensions
8 February 2012
Like many disabled people, I have followed the course of the Con-Dems' Welfare Reform Bill (WRB) with dread, writes Mark Wright, Harlow Socialist Party.
8 February 2012
The introduction of the government's flagship welfare service the Work Programme has been criticised recently in a National Audit Office (NAO) report, writes Katrine Williams, PCS Wales chair.
25 January 2012
The House of Lords recently amended the government's Welfare Reform Bill to retain the three month qualifying period for claimants...
18 January 2012
On 11 January, the House of Lords rejected the Con-Dem coalition government's proposal in its misnamed welfare reform bill to limit the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) that is contribution-based for disabled and sick claimants to one year, a disabled activist writes.
19 October 2011
Stop government attacks on disabled: In the coming weeks the much talked about Welfare Reform Bill gets voted on in parliament. As for myself and many other disabled people this is a deeply worrying time, writes Mark Wright.
7 September 2011
I am one in a million, a million unemployed young people in the country at the moment. What does one million mean? A million is not a statistic - it is a million individual tragedies, writes Scott Jones.
3 August 2011
Vicious Tory bullies hit...: Government ministers, aided and abetted by the right wing media, have labelled the majority of disability benefit claimants as scroungers after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said 39% were fully fit for work
1 June 2011
Disabled people are in the front line of the government's attacks on the welfare state. The government has made a critical error
24 March 2011
This government has declared war our living standards. Public sector workers, and many in the private sector, face huge job losses, pay freezes and attacks on their pensions...
2 February 2011
Defend the right to protest: on 24 January police 'kettled' a peaceful demonstration outside the central London headquarters of Atos Origin, writes By a Unison member.
26 January 2011
As Unemployment figures jumped again, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) civil servants in the PCS union were taking strike action to provide a decent service to claimants...
11 November 2010
EVEN BEFORE the Con-Dem government's cuts hit hard, the economic crisis and neoliberal economic policies are cutting jobs and making job-seeking harder and even more exploited...
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