The 'Coalition Against The Welfare Reform Bill' ia new national organisation comprising of many many different user led disability groups has been launched to challenge the coming Welfare Reform Bill: a bill that will see disabled people lose benefits, housing benefit abolished, disabled people pushed into unsuitable work, and possibly forced to undertake certain medical treatments. It includes the British Council of Disabled People (BCODP) which represents some 80 groups run by disabled people in the UK which between them have a total membership of around 350,000 disabled people, UK Coalition of People living with HIV and AIDs, National Union of Journalists (Disabled Council Members), Spinal Injury Association, Disabled Peoples Action Network, People First, Trade Union Disabled Peoples Alliance,Sheffield Welfare Action Network and many many more.
Its first big event will be protesting at the Labour Party Conference on Monday 25th Sept.it invites everyione disabled people, students, workers, T.Unionists, etc, to come along to the peaceful event
The Coalition Against the Welfare Reform Bill
Stroll/Roll, Rally against the Welfare Reforms,
Manchester Labour Party Conference.
25th September 2006
Stroll/Roll: 3pm at Exchange Square, (opposite Arndale Centre) on Corporation St
Rally/Static Protest: 4 pm G-MEX centre on Lower Mosley St. (LP Conference
Labour Party Conference Fringe Meeting and CAWRB Launch: 8PM Novatel Hotel, Portland St (Chetham Suite)
People can be met at stations. There is a safe dropping off point for coaches etc. For more information, and to help out on the day, please contact:
Steve on 01362 850130, Web Telephone 05601 343608