Wednesday 27th March 4pm
Eileen House, 80-94 Newington Causeway, SE1 6EF
We have yet to discuss any organisational details, such as name, formal structure and geographical coverage, but aim to focus our group on advise, practical assistance, mutual aid and solidarity for JSA & ESA claimants.
It was generally accepted that there are already effective campaigns to raise awareness and protest against changes in benefits – such as Boycott Workfare and ATOS Kills – this is why we desire to create a union dedicated to practically supporting claimants.
Naturally we touched on Disability Living Allowance (DLA), housing/council tax benefit, working tax credit, income support, as many of these benefits are inter-connected or relevant, but also feel our knowledge, experience and focus lies with JSA & ESA.
Our next meeting, to formalise our Claimants Union will be 4pm on Wednesday 27th March at Eileen House (or if evicted Library Street Social Centre – 5 minutes walk away).
This is an open invite to anyone interested in joining, and/or anyone seeking advise/support on benefits they are claiming, additionally continuing the skill-sharing environment.