IFIR | 15.11.2000 12:01
The UK Branch is organising another picket on Tuesday, November 13 in London at a government office distributing vouchers (261 Harrow Road,
London W2 5XF, Hammersmith Line) at 1:00pm.
The voucher scheme discriminates against, stigmatises and deprives asylum seekers of a decent living standard. Asylum seekers in Britain are forced to live on £34 a week, which they get in vouchers for designated shops. Ten pounds alone can be converted to cash. Supermarkets do not give back change to asylum seekers and are therefore profiting from their deprivation. The total value given asylum seekers is 70% of what a citizen on welfare benefits would receive.
IFIR calls on all groups and individuals to join the national protests calling for an end to the voucher scheme and for full rights for asylum seekers.
You can join the national action by signing the 'Online Petition' against the Voucher scheme by clicking on the National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns' (NCADC) link:
http://www.ncadc.org.uk/letters/newstuff/form.html which will allow you to send a protest message to the British government in just few seconds.