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Stop benefit sanctions

Thank you to all that joined us on 9 March 2016 for our Day of Action against Sanctions.

 We demonstrated outside job centres across the UK and Ireland in the biggest demonstration against benefit sanctions ever.

 
More and more people are facing benefit sanctions. Half a million people have had their benefits suddenly stopped by sanctions in the last 12 monthsNo Sanctions logo.

That’s half a million people, many of whom have been plunged into poverty, unable to heat their homes or even eat. How is this meant to help prepare people for work?
 
Benefit sanctions must be fought against

These sanctions are cruel and handed out for ridiculous reasons such as:
  • Arriving minutes late to a meeting 
  • Not applying for jobs when waiting to start a new job!
  • Missing an appointment on the day of the funeral of a close family member.

This has to stop.

nite demonstration outside the Department of Work and Pensions in London - watch the video here  - See more at: http://stagingui.unite.awsripple.com/growing-our-union/communitymembership/day-of-action-against-sanctions/default.aspx#sthash.QsxxyCRf.dpuf
Unite demonstration outside the Department of Work and Pensions in London - watch the video here  - See more at: http://stagingui.unite.awsripple.com/growing-our-union/communitymembership/day-of-action-against-sanctions/default.aspx#sthash.QsxxyCRf.dpufTake other action
  1. Share your story – we are looking for people who have been sanctioned to tell their story.
  2. We want to show the reality and impact on people’s lives - show your support - share on Twitter and Facebook #No2Sanctions  Like us on Facebook.