6.30pm Thursday 16th January 2014 Augustine Church, George IV Bridge The second meeting of the newly reformed EACA will be looking at building a demonstation against cuts to the City of Edinburgh Council’s budget and services. All welcome. To join EACA’s new e-mail list visit http://lists.noflag.org.uk/listinfo/edinanticuts and subscribe.
11am Saturday 11th Jan 2014 Augustine Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh. In March the Scottish Conservative Party will hold their annual conference at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. We need to ensure this event doesn’t pass without a clear message being sent from the people of Edinburgh about what we think of their attacks on workers, disabled people and the unemployed. This meeting is open to all who wish to plan a protest against the March conference. Hope to see you there!
Demonstrators opposing workfare and sanctions blockaded a large Salvation Army charity shop in central Edinburgh on 7th December. The approximately 40 protestors included some unemployed people who had themselves been press-ganged to work for nothing in Salvation Army charity shops.
6.30pm Tuesday 5th November 2013 Northfield Community Centre, Northfield Road EH8 7PP. Meeting for those living in the East of the City to organise against public sector cuts, privatisation and welfare reform. Tonight we will be planning the public meeting on the Council budget for 2014/15. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Anti-Bedroom Tax Protest and Delegation to City of Edinburgh Council
9.15am Tuesday 1st October 2013
City Chambers, High St
Meeting of Corporate Policy and Strategy committee starts 10am. Come with placards and banners to make your feelings known. A delegation from the Lothian Federation of anti bedroom tax groups will speak at the meeting and emphasise the hardship caused by the tax. Continue reading →
Deputation to Corporate Policy and Strategy Committee Meeting 6/8/13
My name is Des Loughney and I am secretary of the UNITE Edinburgh Not For Profit Branch. The branch has about 800 members of whom 150 work for Housing Associations. We are grateful to the Committee for giving us this opportunity for commenting on the Welfare Reform further update report which is in front of you. The main concerns of my branch members who work for housing associations regarding the impact of the bedroom tax are: Continue reading →
The number of people sleeping rough in Towns and Cities up and down Britain has soared by up to a third since 2010, figures show.
Perhaps unsurprisingly – considering the higher than average housing costs – London has one of the highest rates of homelessness with 6,437 people saying that had slept rough in 2012/13, up 62% in just 2 years. Most startling of all is the revelation exposed in a recent report published by the charity Homeless Link, Continue reading →