Mar 272013
 

Barking and Dagenham Against the Cuts Public Meeting on Benefit Justice – and call out for anyone interested in starting a Barking DPAC

The meeting will be in the Doghouse (ground floor, disabled toilet) at the Spotted Dog (by Barking tube) at 7.30 pm on Wednesday, 17 April. (Leaflets to follow).

George Barrett who is an independent Councillor in Barking and Dagenham and a founder signatory of the national Councillors against the Cuts campaign explains that Barking and Dagenham against the Cuts are currently leafleting  the local jobcentre on workfare, and regard the recent Welfare Reform legislation, (especially the bedrooom tax) as being particularly important campaigns. Further to this, they are exploring the feasibility of setting up a local claimants union, liaising with the Newham Claimants Union who will hopefully be there to explain how their group runs at the meeting on 17th. There is a website bdagainstthecuts.wordpress which carries details of meetings and articles.

George says they welcome anyone who wants to fight to their monthly meetings at the Spotted Dog, at the start of every month and he also hopes to support local disabled people to set up their own local DPAC group.

 

 

Apr 222012
 

SAVE REMPLOY –  PUBLIC MEETING
THURSDAY 26TH APRIL 6.30 – 8.30 PM
AT
FARADAY HOUSE

48-51 Old Gloucester Street
London, WC1N 3AE
(Opposite Unite’s Holborn Office car park)

 

As a result of the damning Sayce Report on funding for disabled workers last year Remploy has announced the closure of 36 of its 54 factories. The first closures are imminent; and the remaining 18 will be forced to shut by the end of 2013 if they cannot reduce the subsidy for per disabled factory worker.

THERE WILL NOT BE ANY ‘BIG’ NAMES ON THE TOP TABLE
THIS MEETING IS LED BY REMPLOY WORKERS PRESENT AND PAST
WE’VE LISTENED TO WHAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO SAY ON THE CLOSURES…

NOW COME AND HEAR WHAT THE REMPLOY WORKERS HAVE TO SAY!

Join us in the fight to save Remploy