• Abolish Universal Credit

    The introduction of Universal Credit, which replaces many state benefits, will have a damaging effect on millions of working families, leaving the poorest running up the down escalator.

    Under Universal Credit low-paid workers will be required to work with DWP job coaches to seek more work hours, higher pay, or an extra job as a condition of receiving benefits. If claimants fall short of targets agreed with coaches, they may face financial penalties.

    Now this appalling government has introduced this policy in Haringey with a clear intention to sap money from the poor and making victims of anyone who needs benefits. The programme is a perfect example of the government's heartless policies.

    Image: I work to live not live to work

  • Welfare Action Gathering - Sat 30 May

    Saturday 30th May, 10.30am-5.30pm (arrive from 10.15am for a cup of tea), London Welsh Centre (10 minutes’ walk from King’s Cross station)

    Welfare Action GatheringDetails of all the workshops we’ll be hosting on the day are now on the Boycott Workfare website.  If you’ve got any suggestions or would like to be involved in one, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Faced with policies that are pushing ever more people into precarity and poverty, thousands of us have been coming together to support each other. We are pushing back workfare, standing up to sanctions, challenging the work capability assessment and fighting insecure, unaffordable housing.

    If you are concerned about:

    • Job centres being places of intimidation and sanctions,
    • Private providers bullying claimants on ‘welfare-to-work’ schemes,
    • 35 hour jobsearch under Universal Credit,
    • ESA assessments putting sick and disabled people in fear of destitution,
    • Welfare rights for young people being abolished and replaced with unpaid work,
    • Workfare being required to be eligible for social housing,
    • Housing benefit being part of sanctions under Universal Credit,
    • Claimants in work being sanctioned under Universal Credit too…

    …then do something about it and come to the Welfare Action Gathering to hear from other people organising across the UK! Learn about our rights and share ideas and tactics!

    Join the Facebook event and invite others to come too!

    This isn’t a day for speakers from the front. Party political representatives aren’t invited. It’s a day for people at the grassroots to get together and work out how we can support each other, defend our rights and continue successfully to campaign against workfare and sanctions.

    Organised by Boycott Workfare with Haringey Solidarity Group. Workshops and contributions from other groups are very welcome!