Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
14 May 2014
South Yorkshire's Freedom Riders win a victory in campaign to get back travel concessions
7 May 2014
Elderly and disabled people in South Yorkshire are still catching trains and refusing to pay. We've now held five 'Freedom Ride' protests
2 April 2014
Elderly and disabled people took part in Freedom Ride on 31st March, catching trains to Meadowhall
26 February 2014
"We must, as a society, face up to the fact that over half of people using foodbanks have been put in that situation by cutbacks to and failures in the benefit system, whether it be payment delays or punitive sanctions." These aren't the words of an opposition politician or an angry protester
26 February 2014
M&S-style austerity: Former Marks and Spencer chief executive Sir Stuart Rose has been appointed an adviser to the NHS. The Tory press sang hymns of praise to Rose's 'big business expertise'
25 February 2014
The Don't Cut Us Out group was set up to campaign to defend vulnerable people from council cuts
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
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