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Unite Community – National Day of Action – ‘No Benefit Sanctions'

location for Nationwide / Bargate, Southampton


March 30, 2017 at 12:30pm - 2pm


Nationwide / Bargate, Southampton
Southampton High Street
Southampton SO14 2DJ
United Kingdom
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Unite Community is leading again on a National Day of Action, Against Benefit Sanctions, and South East Community is proud to be supporting this year’s events:
Event:          ‘No Sanctions Day’ – National Day of Action
Date:           Thursday, 30th March 2017
Host:           Unite Community
More and more people are facing benefit sanctions. Half a million people have had their benefits suddenly stopped by sanctions in the last 12 months.
That’s half a 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?
Benefit sanctions must be fought against and Unite Community is leading that fight – Join us!
What can you do to help?
1)      On Thursday, 30th March Community Members, and Friends, will be hosting local events to show our collective opposition to benefit sanctions as part of a mass National Day of Action.
Take a look at the growing list of events across the South East region, and try to get along to support one if you can. If there isn’t an event near you, and you would like to organise something, get in contact and we will help you plan your event…
2)      Like, follow, and share the ‘SE Community – Info Page – No Sanctions Day 2017’page on Facebook.
3)      Use the #No2Sanctions hashtag on social media and help our campaign reach a wider audience.
4)      Sign up for the ‘No2Sanctions’ social media Thunderclap (if you haven’t used Thunderclap before, check it out, it’s a fantastic collective campaigning social media tool).
5)      Take a look at the National ‘No Benefit Sanctions’ webpage, where you will find more information regarding the[cruel sanctions regime, and plenty of #No2Sanctions materials to help with your] cruel sanctions regime, and plenty of #No2Sanctions materials to help with your campaigning.
Finally, if you (or some you know) are worried about benefit sanctions, please read the Unite Sanctions Guide here.
Unite Community prides itself on the work we do collectively to help other people and improve the communities in which we live. We value fairness, dignity, and respect above all else. We aim to empower the most vulnerable people in our society to make their voice heard.
The cruel benefit sanctions regime is unnecessary, and it doesn’t work - Join us on Thursday, 30th March at a ‘No Benefit Sanctions’ event near you and make a difference!
Events list (so far)…
Bracknell:      10.00 am to 12 noon – street stall outside the Job Centre, Fitzwilliam House, Skimped Hill Lane,                                 Bracknell, RG12 1JX. Facebook event page.
Oxford: 10.00 am to 12 noon – street stall outside the Job Centre,  7 Worcester Street,  Oxford, OX1 2BX
Slough: 11.00 am to 1.00 pm – street stall outside the Job Centre, Upton Lodge, 2A Yew Tree Rd, Slough SL1 2AQ . Facebook event page.
Reading:        11.00 am to 1.00 pm – street stall outside the Job Centre, Adelphi House, Friar St, Reading RG1 1HD
Milton Keynes:  12 noon to 2.00 pm – street stall outside the Job Centre, Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 2ES
Hastings:        12 noon to 2.00 pm -  street stall outside the Job Centre, 149/159 London Rd, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37 6LJ
Brighton:        11.00 am to 1.00 pm, information stall, in front of the war memorial at the Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1EL
Portsmouth:     12 noon to 2.00 pm, information stall at the fountain, Commercial Road, followed by street theatre (mourning gown to be displayed and coffin, pall bearers and mourners with a huge grim reaper) and funeral procession to the Job Centre, 27 Arundel St, Portsmouth PO1 1NB
Isle of Wight:  TBC, please get in touch if you would like more information
Southampton:    12.30pm meet at The Bargate, Southampton - 'Who Killed Daniel Blake’ street theatre protest, to centre around a funeral procession with coffin, pallbearers and mourners. Mourners will be provided with placards bearing the words 'Sanctions Kill.' The procession will leave the Bargate and make a circuit of the pedestrianised shopping precinct before moving on to the Job Centre, 18 Bernard St, Southampton SO14 2HP. Facebook event page.
Whitstable:     11am – 1pm meet at the Job Centre, 13 High St, Whitstable CT5 1AP Followed by– ‘I, Daniel Blake’ film screening, 7.30pm at the Whitstable Labour club, 12 Belmont Rd, Whitstable CT5 1QP
Crawley:        12 - 2pm street stall at the Job Centre, Gresham House, 20-22 Station Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1EZ
If you’ve got any questions or concerns, please contact your regional support team:
SE Unite Community Coordinator – Kelly.Tomlinson@unitetheunion.org  - 07941342835
SE Unite Community Assistant – Joe.Dukes@unitetheunion.org  - 07803136091
Kelly Tomlinson [Unite] · · 02380 010424

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