National day of action
Thursday, 19th March, 11am – 2pm
The Fountains, Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4ST
The Unite Community Branch in Bristol has for many months been campaigning against the cruel use of benefit sanctions. On the 19th March 2015 they will be joining a National day of action with a number of events in Bristol
More and more people are facing unfair and inappropriate benefit sanctions. Over 2 million people have had their money stopped in the past 2 years.
That’s 2 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?
These sanctions are handed out unfairly and 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.
For more information about this Unite led event visit day of action against sanctions