More and more people are facing benefit sanctions. 300,000 people have had their benefits suddenly stopped by sanctions in the last 12 months
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
- Share your story – we are looking for people who have been sanctioned to tell their story.
- We want to show the reality and impact on people’s lives - show your support - share on Twitter and Facebook #No2Sanctions
Stop Benefit Sanctions National Day of Action - Thursday 30 March
A big thank you to everyone who took part in Unite's national day of action to stop benefit sanctions. Protests took place at over 80 job centres across the country and outside the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in London to highlight the shocking impact the government's benefit sanctions are having on individuals - driving people further into poverty, misery and even death.