Time to protest against sanctions

Durham Community Support Centre

Don’t think it will not happen to you, as with Universal credit millions of working people will have to jump through the same hoops that the unemployed and disabled have to now.

Think about it, if you commit a crime, no criminal court in the UK is allowed to make you go hungry as a punishment. But if you’re late for an appointment at the Jobcentre, they can remove all your income and leave you unable to feed yourself or your family for weeks at a time.

Benefit “sanctions”, are where jobcentres under government instructions cut people’s benefits off, for often trivial and unfair reasons, including being a couple of minutes late, &  are a major cause of food banks.

According to homeless charity, CRISIS

– Sanctions force people to cut back on food, resort to food banks and even shoplift for food.

– Sanctions leave people unable to afford…

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