Join us on Wednesday 9 March 2016 for our Day of Action against Sanctions.
We’ll be demonstrating at the Cornhill in Bridgwater between 11am and 1pm, please come along and join us and show your support!
More and more people are facing benefit sanctions. Half a million people have had their benefits suddenly stopped by sanctions in the last 12 months.
That’s half a 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?
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!
Will you join us for our Day of Action against Sanctions on Wednesday 9 March?
Are you worried about benefit sanctions?
You can find a Unite Community guide to Benefit Sanctions on the Unite the Union website.