(Please note, Back entrance where staff go in is in Coventry Close, and front of Jobcentre where the public enter is in Cambridge Avenue )
THEN 12 NOON A MARCH ASSEMBLING ST THOMAS’ HOSPITAL, WESTMINSTER BRIDGE RD SE1 TO RALLY 1PM CENTRAL WESTMINSTER METHODIST HALL SW1 9NH
The £67.50 per week Jobseekers Allowance and public sector pension rates are nothing for private sector workers to envy. Private sector company directors raid workers' pension funds while securing their own overseas. Taxpayers’ money secures MPs pensions, travel perks and expenses. Does this sound like “we're all in this together” or just more of the old “divide and rule”! Offshore corporate finances instituted under Thatcherism helped fund David Cameron's graduation and beyond; today's students are left with massive debts. When will we ever learn?
The BBC, dependent on public money, kowtows to the Government li[n]es, even after the Levenson enquiry, why are they still taking their lead from The Sun and Daily Mail? The Welfare Reform Minister is an investment banker. Did you know that? Landlords who made £21bn from Housing Benefits in 2011 won't be made homeless by the coming budget. Doesn't look like there will even be a mansion tax for the 940,000 thousand plus homes worth over a £1 million that have avoided stamp duty as they're supposedly owed by businesses... More council houses, an end to 'right to buy', and a Robin Hood Tax, anyone?
Bankers' greed and irresponsibility (as described by Mervyn King recently) have been rewarded with bonuses stolen from the taxpayer. 'Austerity' is just an excuse for dismantling the Welfare State and driving down all workers’ pay.
We support Job Centre staff who stand up to the bullying elite, and seek to protect both their co-workers and claimants from the stresses bought on by deliberately reducing on-site staff in favour of call centres and computerised forms. Claimants and Workers shouldn’t cross picket lines, but join them, as WE are all being stuffed together. Unemployed and Workers (Public AND Private) should stick together!
STUFF THE CUTS AND STUFF THIS RUTHLESS GOVERNMENT!
Meetings: 3pm-5pm Thursdays, Room 6, Kingsgate Community Centre, 107 Kingsgate Road, London, NW6 2JH
KUWG Web page: http://Kilburnunemployed.blogspot.com.
0770 993 2267 Marie Lynam, secretary
Facebook: Kilburn Unemployed Workers
We urge Trade Unions and Community Funding groups to help us fight the battles that will complement their own in their workplaces and communities.
Cheques welcome, made to ‘KUWG’ and sent to:
The KUWG Officers, 85 Webheath, Netherwood Street, London NW6 2JS
The government lies to us about rejecting 'segregation' and 'discrimination'. But its education policy is of school segregation (mostly on religious lines) and its social policy is of social cleansing and partitioning. The government says that Big Society is philantropic, but the Osborne budget has proved that the philantropy of the very rich is only another tax dodge. The lies of the 1% are reported at face value, but the unemployed, the sick, the single parents and those on benefit sanctions face the reality. The TUC and Unison leaders - as well as the Miliband Labour leadership - broke the momentum of 30 November 2011. But on this 10 May, the working class base, employed and unemployed, is again regrouping. Let us not forget that the police itself will be demonstrating, on this 10 May, demanding the right to strike. The 1% have repression and brute force at their disposal, but brute force does not build societies. We are the 99%, we build everything.
DID YOU REALISE?
THE DWP DOESN’T THINK KILBURN CLAIMANTS WORTHY OF PICKING UP JUSTIFIED EMERGENCY GIRO PAYMENTS FROM THEIR JOBCENTRE ANYMORE? WE HAVE TO USE OUR OWN MONEY TO TRAVEL TO WILLESDEN, AND IT’S RARELY OPEN ANYWAY-RETURN OUR CASH DESK FACILITY!
ALTHOUGH KILBURN JOBCENTRE OPENS 9AM-5PM, GROUPS OF CLAIMANTS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO COME IN AT 8.30AM (WHEN THE JCP IS STILL CLOSED TO OTHERS) AND IF NOT ON TIME, THEY ARE LOCKED OUT UNTIL 9AM AND SANCTIONED! THE MANAGER WHO ORGANISES THESE GROUPS OPENLY ADMITS TO THIS PRACTICE! STOP THIS OBVIOUS MONEY-SAVING RUSE AND VICTIMISATION!
PEOPLE ON METHADONE, AND PEOPLE WHO CAN BARELY STAND, ARE TOLD THEY ARE FIT FOR WORK OR FOR PREPARING FOR WORK! WE WANT THE DWP AND ATOS (MEDICAL ASSESSORS) TO EMPLOY METHADONE TAKING CLAIMANTS, AND THOSE WHO CAN HARDLY WALK, AND TO LET US KNOW ALL THE COMPANIES WHO ADVERTISE FOR SUCH PEOPLE! THE DISGUSTING PLANS TO SHUT DOWN REMPLOY FACTORIES WHERE DISABLED WORKERS ARE GOING TO BE MADE UNEMPLOYED, MAKES THE GOVERNMENT’S CLAIMS TO WANT TO HELP THE DISABLED, A VERY SICK JOKE!
IF WORKFARE IS FAIR THEN DO NOT PAY MPS AND TOP OFFICIALS FOR WORKING FOR THE STATE, BUT ONLY PAY THEM THE SAME AS CLAIMANTS, IT’S ONLY FAIR…WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, AREN’T WE?
THE PCS UNION CALCULATE THAT BECAUSE OF SUCCESSIVE GOVERNMENT CHANGES JSA INSTEAD OF BEING £67.50, SHOULD BE AT LEAST £110 A WEEK!
OUR YOUNG PEOPLE GET NO INCREASE OR 5P AN HOUR INCREASE ON MINIMUM WAGE TO PAY FOR TOP EARNERS TO HAVE 5% TAX DECREASE! SHAME!! JOB CUTS ARE AFFECTING BLACK AND FEMALE WORKERS THE MOST! SHAME AGAIN!
2000 TOP CIVIL SERVANTS ARE PAID SALARIES AS SELF EMPLOYED, THEREFORE SAVING £1,000s IN TAX AND ARROGANTLY DEPRIVING THE STATE, WHILE HARD ON US!
WHO ARE THE REAL BENEFIT THIEVES?
MAKE JOBSEEKERS ALLOWANCE £110 PER WEEK!