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.
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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 →
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 →
7pm Wednesday 22nd May Maclaren Hall, 48 Restalrig Road South
Public meeting for people living in the Lochend, Restalrig and Craigentinny areas on the Bedroom Tax which came into effect earlier last month. There will be a range of speakers and the group hope to hear from those directly affected by the bedroom tax as well as discussing ways in which we can organise against it.
Organised by Greater Leith Against The Cuts and Edinburgh East Save Our Services. Facebook event here.
Greater Leith Against the Cuts are holding a public meeting on Tuesday 23rd April regarding the bedroom tax which came into effect earlier this month. There will be a range of speakers and the group hope to hear from those directly affected by the bedroom tax as well as discussing ways in which we can organise against it.
The meeting will take place at South Leith Parish Church Hall, 6 Henderson St, at 7pm and all are welcome to attend.