Greater Leith Against The Cuts Meeting

6.30pm on Tuesday 22nd April 2014 at the Community Flat, Ground Floor, Persevere Court, 10 North Leith Mill, Edinburgh, EH6 6JY.                                                                                                 All welcome.                                                                                     Greater Leith Against The Cuts (GLATC) holds regular meetings in the Leith area to organise against cuts affecting the local community. We also co-ordinate with the Edinburgh Anti-Cuts Alliance and other local community based groups on city-wide and national campaigns.

For more info e-mail us at greaterleithc59@gmail.com or contact us on Facebook.

Greater Leith Against The Cuts Meeting

6.30pm Tuesday 13th August 2013                      Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh                                            17 West Montgomery Place, EH7 5HA.

All welcome.

For more info e-mail us at greaterleithc59@gmail.com or contact us on Facebook.

Demonstrators target Leith Jobcentre in protest over benefit sanctions

Demonstrators besieged Leith Job Centre in Edinburgh on 11th July to oppose the 30% sanctions target set by a new manager there.  Police manhandled protestors who entered the building and announced that the Public Order Act was in force.  Part of the Boycott Workfare Week of Action Against Workfare, the demo denounced all work-for-your-benefits schemes, and proclaimed opposition to the whole austerity programme.
Organised by Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty and supported by Greater Leith Against the Cuts, the demo Continue reading

NO TO SANCTIONS TARGETS AT LEITH JOB CENTRE!

DEMONSTRATE THURSDAY 11th JULY 10am – 12 noon
NO TO SANCTIONS – NO TO WORKFARE – NO TO AUSTERITY
Gather 10am onwards at Leith Job Centre, 199 Commercial Street, EH6 6QP
Part of the Boycott Workfare Week of Action against Workfare

The Department For Workfare and Punishment (DWP) have set up a ‘Hit Squad’ in Leith Jobcentre to target Work Programme returners and harass them. A new manager at Leith Jobcentre has told staff that 30% of claimants are not meeting the conditions for receiving benefits – the clear implication is that these claimants should be sanctioned.  In reality this is a return to the supposedly outlawed practice of setting sanctions targets, and is totally unfair and unjust. Continue reading

Greater Leith Against The Cuts Meeting

7pm Tuesday 30th April 2013                     Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh                                   17 West Montgomery Place, EH7 5HA.

Open organising meeting. All welcome.

For more e-mail us at greaterleithc59@gmail.com or contact us on Facebook.

 

Greater Leith Against The Cuts Meeting

Our next meeting will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 16th April 2013 at the Community Flat in Persevere Court (Ground Floor) 10 North Leith Mill, Edinburgh, EH6 6JY. At this meeting we will be finalising plans for a Leith public meeting on the Bedroom Tax.

All welcome.

For more info contact us at greaterleithc59@gmail.com.

Edinburgh workfare exploiters blockaded

From Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty;

Anti workfare demonstrators shut down British Heart Foundation and Salvation Army shops in Leith on Saturday 23rd March. The actions, part of the Britain-wide Week of Action against the Government’s compulsory work-for-your-benefits schemes, targeted two charities who have persisted in exploiting the unemployed, sick and disabled through workfare. Continue reading

Leith Anti-Workfare Action

12 noon Saturday 23 March 2013
Kirkgate shopping centre, Foot of Leith Walk
(till around 1.30/2pm)                                                                 Taking action against companies and charities involved in the government’s exploitative workfare schemes.                        Organised by Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty as part of the Britain-wide week of action co-ordinated via Boycott Workfare. Continue reading

Resistance to the Bedroom Tax – what you can do

1. Sign the petition to City of Edinburgh Council.  Ask your friends, family and neighbours to do the same.
The City of Edinburgh Council currently has a policy of evicting tenants if they cannot pay rent. Please sign the petition calling on the City of Edinburgh Council not to evict tenants who fall into rent arrears if it is shown that their failure to pay rent is due to lack of benefit income. You must live in Edinburgh to sign this petition. 

2. Sign the petition to the Scottish Parliament at: 

3. Put a resolution to your trade union, tenants group and/or community group. Click here to download model resolution.

4. Tell your friends, family and neighbours; leaflet your street or hand leaflets out at your work – printed leaflets and stickers will be available at upcoming meetings of Edinburgh East Save Our Services, Greater Leith Against The Cuts and North Edinburgh Fights Back.

5. Join us in street leafleting - more details at local anti cuts meetings. Click here to download leaflet.