Monthly Archives: December 2012
We call for:
A Cumulative Impact Assessment of all cuts and changes affecting sick & disabled people, their families and carers, and a free vote on repeal of the Welfare Reform Act.
An immediate end to the Work Capability Assessment, as voted for by the British Medical Association.
Consultation between the Depts of Health & Education to improve support into work for sick & disabled people, and an end to forced work under threat of sanctions for people on disability benefits.
An Independent, Committee-Based Inquiry into Welfare Reform, covering but not limited to: (1) Care home admission rises, daycare centres, access to education for people with learning difficulties, universal mental health treatments, Remploy closures; (2) DWP media links, the ATOS contract, IT implementation of Universal Credit; (3) Human rights abuses against disabled people, excess claimant deaths & the disregard of medical evidence in decision making by ATOS, DWP & the Tribunal Service.
Please sign this petition – 100,000 signatures means they have to have a debate in the commons, or refuse one which in itself will make the news.
We support the end of all forced work under threat of sanctions, this petition is focused on disability benefit claimants who have joined those on jobseekers allowance as being under threat of being forced to work for free for companies and charities.
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Wednesday, 16 January 2013
New Lecture Theater Birmingham City University Conservatoire – Birmingham Conservatoire
Birmingham City University, Paradise Place, B3 3HG
This is an emergency organising meeting. We are calling on everyone who is ready to work organising an opposition, to get together to plan for a fight back. This will be an open grassroots run meeting for all comers. We are not asking you to come and listen to leaders and their speeches; we want everyone to contribute at an open planning meeting.
Can I encourage your readers to go to the final City Council budget consultation meeting on Tuesday 18th. They should ask Albert Bore if his May 2012 election pledges are being implemented. One of Albert’s pledges was
“Ten of thousands of new jobs and apprenticeships” (emphasis in the orginal) but in October he announced and repeated yesterday at the Yardley consultation meeting is that he is making redundant a thousand people in the Bham City Council.
As Sir Albert Bore tours the city consulting on a package of £110m worth of cuts to the Council’s 2013-14 budget, his plan for Austerity-lite In Birmingham consist of simple proposition that ‘where reasonably possible we will protect the most vulnerable’. His further qualification is that he will offer that ‘protection only for as long as possible’.