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20 February 2014
A day of action against Atos continuing in its role of assessing work capability took place on 19 February
19 February 2014
Across Britain the implementation of the bedroom tax has created seething anger
19 February 2014
Today - Wednesday 19th February - is a national day of action against Atos, and the Public and Commercial Services union is calling for the demeaning work capability tests to be scrapped, writes From a PCS press release:.
3 February 2014
A petition of 1,600 signatures calling for Fleetwood hospital to remain open was handed to Tory MP Eric Ollerenshaw on Friday at the North Euston Hotel in Fleetwood
22 January 2014
Protests are planned to take place outside Atos assessment centres across the country
20 November 2013
Obituary: It's with great sadness I have to announce that Daphne (aka Pat) Cross passed away peacefully on Tuesday 12 November 2013 at 12.30pm
13 November 2013
I was part of a successful legal challenge to the Tory-Lib Dem government decision to close the Independent Living Fund (ILF) by April 2015, writes Stuart Bracking.
22 October 2013
The PCS union has been criticised on Twitter for not fighting attacks on welfare by simply refusing to implement them. John McInally responds.
9 September 2013
Thirty people joined a protest against Salford council's disgraceful proposals to send disabled children, who currently attend the Grange centre, to an adult facility, writes Paul Gerrard.
31 August 2013
Over 150 care workers marched through the town centre on Thursday to mark their 19th day of strike action
28 August 2013
Between 29 August and 4 September, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is organising a 'Reclaiming Our Futures' week of direct action to oppose Con-Dem austerity and attacks on benefits, public services and disability rights
31 July 2013
The Greater Manchester Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation hit the ground running at an energetic rally
30 July 2013
This autumn, disabled people will be launching 'Reclaiming Our Futures' - a manifesto by and for disabled people setting out our vision of how the resources, structures and institutions of our society can be redesigned to empower disabled people to take part in our lives on our terms.
10 July 2013
The chief executive of the salary-slashing firm Equinox Care, Bill Puddicombe, verbally abused Unite members leafleting a conference in Lewisham, south London on 2 July
3 July 2013
Burger blunder: Picture the scene - the day before Chancellor George Osborne announces more devastation to come our way in the Comprehensive Spending Review, he and his advisors desperately try to think of ways to get people to connect more with him
19 June 2013
Two Socialist Party members - a disabled activist and a support worker - explain the effects of cuts, outsourcing and 'personalisation' of care budgets
5 June 2013
On 10 June, disabled people who use the Independent Living Fund (ILF) and their supporters are holding a 'party' in central London to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ILF and publicise the campaign led by Disabled People Against Cuts and Inclusion London to save it, writes Stuart Bracking.
15 May 2013
Only mass action can defeat it: Some disabled workers have raised the idea of urging civil servants and local authority workers to refuse to participate in administering these new laws
15 May 2013
My five brothers and sisters and I worked harder in our first 16 years of life than you have your whole life through, writes Teresa Stuart to the Tory government
22 April 2013
Last week's issue of the Socialist reported that Waltham Forest Anti-Cuts Union (WFACU) had sprung into action against the bedroom tax,
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