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29 November 2017

DWP to outsource more work to Capita

The decision to outsource new benefits claims to Capita will be disastrous

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16 November 2017

Sheffield Eastern Ave Job Centre strike ends

Applauded by supporters, PCS members marched back to work at Sheffield's Eastern Avenue Job Centre ahead of its closure

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15 November 2017

Plymouth PCS members fight relocation threat

On 6 November PCS members took strike action to prevent a relocation which would likely result in around 50 redundancies

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20 September 2017

Fight expansion of disastrous 'Universal Credit' welfare system

Nearly half of claimants in rent arrears: We campaign for an end to in-work poverty, a living wage for all workers, and living benefits without compulsion

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6 September 2017

UN slams Tories for disabled rights ruin

Reverse all the cuts now!: A damning UN report has criticised the government's attacks on disabled people in Britain. It states legislation has "failed to recognise living independently and being included in the community as a human right."

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23 August 2017

PCS: strikes to defend jobcentres

More and more jobcentres are taking action against DWP office closures

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26 July 2017

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including a job centre walkout in Sheffield and the UCU banned from a meeting in Teesside.

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12 July 2017

DWP announces office closures and job losses

The PCS has reacted with anger to the intended closure and merging of jobcentres

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16 June 2017

Jobcentre strike grows in second round of action

Members of the PCS have been striking to save the Eastern Avenue Job Centre

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24 May 2017

PCS DWP conference 2017

Across all of the key issues - pay, office closures, staffing, working conditions, welfare - the message that rang out loud and clear from PCS unnion members in the Department for Work and Pensions was one of total opposition to the Tories

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26 April 2017

Benefit bullies

A man with chronic health problems died after the hated 'work capability assessment' found him 'fit to work'

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12 April 2017

PCS protest

50 PCS members walked out of the DWP administrative site at Annesley, Nottinghamshire for a lunchtime protest on 7 April.

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5 April 2017

Financial hardship facing millions of cancer sufferers

Finding out one has cancer is worrying enough. Treatment is often an ordeal. Facing financial hardship and insecurity as a result adds enormously to the anxiety many experience.

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4 April 2017

Union day of action slams benefit sanctions

Benefit sanctions punish people for being unemployed. That's why Unite Community - a trade union section for unemployed people - organised a national day of action against benefit sanctions on 30 March

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28 February 2017

Hands off our Jobcentre!

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced a proposed large-scale reduction of its office estate by 20%, including Jobcentres and back-of-house offices with a further reduction of 10% by office co-location.

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22 February 2017

The Socialist Inbox

Do you have something to say?: Send your news, views and criticism in not more than 150 words to Socialist Postbox, PO Box 24697, London E11 1YD, phone 020 8988 8771 or email editors@socialistparty.org.uk

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8 February 2017

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including DWP closures, Picturehouse strike and Deliveroo walkout.

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1 February 2017

Government attack on DWP job centres and offices

As part of the Tory offensive against the public sector, the chancellor has announced a 20% reduction in Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) offices, and more jobcentres to share sites in local authority premises, to deliver 30% savings on estates costs. This fits in with the approaching end of the contract with the company which owns the DWP estate.

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13 July 2016

Child poverty rises by 200,000 in a year

In the space of just one year, 2014 to 2015, the number of children living in poverty in the UK has risen by a staggering 200,000. This brings the total number to 3.9 million, according to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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1 June 2016

PCS conference takes serious approach to key political and industrial questions

PCS has been to the fore in resisting government cuts and attempting to bring together public sector unions in coordinated action.

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