Announcement on meetings.

From April 2014 meetings will be on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 1pm at the TUC Centre for The Unemployed, 448 Stratford Rd, Birmingham B11 4AE: all claimants welcome.

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fortnightly meeting- 7th March 1pm

Next meeting- Friday 7th March. 1pm. Tuc Centre for the Unemployed 448 Stratford Road. B11 4AE. We will be having the meeting downstairs so it will be disabled friendly. All unemployed people welcome. DWP Management not welcome.

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Fortnightly meeting- Thursday. 06/02/14. Noon.

Next meeting- Thursday 6th of February. Noon. Venue- Tuc Centre for the Unemployed 448 Stratford Road. B11 4AE (Opposite Barclays Bank). We will be having the meeting downstairs so it will be disabled friendly. All claimants welcome. First part of meeting to discuss individual probs. 2nd part to get through agenda. DWP Management-not welcome.Image

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Unbelievable. –

Buy-to-let property supremo shuts door on housing benefit tenants

One of Britain’s best-known landlords, who owns nearly 1,000 homes, has sent out 200 eviction notices

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January 4, 2014 · 4:35 pm

Next Meeting!

Next meeting- Thursday 23rd of Janurary. 1pm. Tuc Centre for the Unemployed 448 Stratford Road. B11 4AE. We will be having the meeting downstairs so it will be disabled friendly. All unemployed people welcome. DWP Management not welcome.

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Coming to a Job Centre near you.

Coming to a Job Centre near you.

We will be leafletting Kings Heath Job centre this Tuesday from 10.00 am with information on how to appeal sanctions. Lets fight back against the attacks on us from IDS and the DWP and put them on the back foot!

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December 15, 2013 · 6:28 pm

Next meeting!

Next meeting!

Monthly Birmingham Claimants’ Union Meeting at the TUC Centre for the Unemployed. Please come. Everyone welcome. Thursday, November the 28th. at 1pm.

448 Stratford Rd, B11 4AE Birmingham

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November 24, 2013 · 8:17 pm

48,000 claimants on 3 year sanctions!

48,000 claimants on 3 year sanctions! 400,000 been sanctioned. Enough is enough!

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November 7, 2013 · 11:40 am

They are having a laugh!

They are having a laugh!

From a dwp office in Manchester. This is legit. Time to fight back.

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November 1, 2013 · 4:44 pm

UNIVERSAL CREDIT = UNIVERSAL HEADACHE

An excellent blog from a claimant in Brum.

The Flight of the Kakapo

Universal Credit – Reasons to be Tearful.

A compendium of comment, analysis, advice, information, and the government’s  doubleplusgood press releases on Universal Credit 

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The nature of this blog will in some way be defined by my technical inability to refine it as I might like, so, new stuff will be inserted at the top, in the “Breaking, Breaking, This Just In” section till it becomes old stuff. I will try to keep what I see as the most informative and important items for claimants fixed after that at the start. This will inevitably lead to a fractured narrative flow but hopefully it will still be a helpful resource for anyone trying to negotiate their way through Universal Credit, a government initiative  that has every chance of becoming one of the most monumental welfare cluster fucks of the modern era.

The Legislation:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2012/5/pdfs/ukpga_20120005_en.pdf

Breaking, Breaking, This Just In:

duncan smith polly

Children’s Society…

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