No to benefit sanctions demo

No To Benefit Sanctions Demo

03 April 2017

Unite activists and demonstrators converged on the Houses of Parliament last week to protest at the inhuman practice of benefit sanctions.

In the last two years more than two million people have had their benefits stopped on spurious pretexts such as missing an appointment, being late for an appointment or not applying for jobs while waiting to actually start a job!

That’s 2 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? 

Watch this clip of the demo on the online news programme Going Underground.