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8 July 2015

ESA under the cosh

The Tories intend to slash Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) by almost 30 a week. ESA, which replaced incapacity benefit in 2008, is paid to disabled people or those too ill to work who have extra needs.

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25 February 2015

Worse off than our parents

With the approaching general election, many young people, like me, are looking for answers to the multitude of problems over jobs, pay, housing, and education, etc, writes Tanis Belsham-Wray, Leeds Socialist Party

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7 January 2015

Benefit sanctions ruin lives

The target driven use of punitive benefit sanctions on poor people by this government of millionaires is a national disgrace

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5 November 2014

The Con-Dems' Machiavellian cuts

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), a replacement for Incapacity Benefit, was introduced in 2008 for paying benefits to those too ill to work or with a disability

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4 June 2014

Rapid recruitment in Plymouth

Plymouth Socialist Party branch is set to hit its recruitment target in a matter of weeks. This is largely due to people seeing how effective our organisation can be at defending working class people from

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17 April 2014

Food Bank use escalates

Nearly one million people now rely on food banks

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For Real Jobs not Workfare - Youth Fight for Jobs protest outside Tesco, photo by Suzanne Beishon

For Real Jobs not Workfare - Youth Fight for Jobs protest outside Tesco, photo by Suzanne Beishon

22 February 2012

Main parties have no solution to youth unemployment

An audience of 200 gathered in Salford recently to discuss and debate the latest unemployment figures on BBC Radio 5 Live, writes Matt Whale, YFJ unemployed organiser and Jarrow marcher.

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20 February 2012

Mass anger forces more companies to abandon workfare schemes

After protests hit London, Manchester and Leeds at the weekend, alongside an onslaught upon Tesco's presence in social media the company and others are feeling the squeeze

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17 February 2012

Slave labour retail jobs scandal

Over the past few months the government's work experience scheme has come under increasing scrutiny. It attempts to introduce slave labour for the young unemployed

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25 January 2012

Con-Demned to unemployment

Official figures show that in the three months up to November last year unemployment rose by another 118,000 to break the 2.5 million mark, writes Jaime Davies, South East Wales youth organiser.

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Youth Fight for Jobs demonstration in Barking, photo Paul Mattsson

11 November 2010

Stop the Con-Dems' slave labour scheme

Fight for real jobs! On 7 November the Con-Dem government leaked its plans to force the unemployed into unpaid slave labour, writes Paul Callanan, Youth Fight for Jobs.

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7 July 2010

Housing benefit cuts - increasing homelessness

The budget changes to housing benefit will make the mass of working and middle class people far more insecure in their homes, writes The idea that 'an Englishman's home is his castle' clearly doesn't impress George Osborne!.

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10 December 2008

Welfare 'reform' - fight these attacks

Editorial: The 'reforms' to welfare benefits announced in the Queen's Speech last week are an attack on some of the poorest people and families...

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