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Clocked Off; Unemployment & Credit
Notes on unemployment and benefits in the United Kingdom.
An archive of the fantastic blog, The Void, by anarchist unemployed activist Johnny Void.
A statement of principles by Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty
Defend the Right to be Accompanied at Job Centre Interviews.
On Monday 3rd October (2016) demonstrators will be descending on High Riggs jobcentre at Tollcross…
The Cultural Hegemony of “Mental Health”
In this guest article Dr Bruce Scott challenges the way the “mental health” system and its institutions have been co-opted and actively promote…
My Experience Dealing With the Work Programme and the Salvation Army, 2012
In 2012 I was assigned to the Salvation Army, with no consent, under the Tory party's Work Programme initiative. This is my sad little story. Enjoy!
Unemployment, the JobCentre, and the imposition of labour discipline
Having been gainfully unemployed for a number of months, I’ve recently returned to take a swim in…
Strike by DWP contractors
Balfour Beatty staff employed to work at DWP sites have struck today in a row over redundancies.
A glimpse into the future of outsourced Britain - expensive, inefficient and on its way
Last month the government's spending watchdog, the Public Accounts Committee, published its report…
100,000 civil servants to strike on April 24
Workers in ten government departments and agencies will join thousands of other public and voluntary sector workers in a strike over pay.
Two-day DWP strike ends
Thousands of Job Centre and benefit office staff carried out a 48-hour strike this week against a new three-year pay deal.
No free lunches
Following a concerted campaign by charities and volunteers, the Department of Work and Pensions have backed down on an attempt to remove the right of volunteers to be paid for their lunchtime meals.