Petition To Scrap All Benefit Sanction Hits 10,000 Signatures To Round Off Successful Week of Action Against Workfare

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benefit-sanctions-petitionThe petition calling for all benefit sanctions to be scrapped without exceptions hit 10,000 signatures over the weekend rounding off a hugely successful week of action against workfare and sanctions.

Protests have taken place both on and offline across the UK during the week in which George Osborne announced a massive extension of workfare for the young.

Yesterday 40 people from Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty, the Black Triangle Campaign and the IWW blockaded a Salvation Army charity shop for two hours making good the promise to workfare exploiters that if you exploit us, we will shut you down.

Today mass workfare exploiters Marks and Spencer were targeted in London, with pickets outside their stores in both Wood Green and Islington.  Protests against workfare, sanctions and Universal Credit have also been held in Wrexham, Cardiff, Hammersmith, Lewisham, Glasgow, Sheffield, Reading and even a solidarity action in Germany.

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We originally set out to advocate and campaign for and on behalf of people living with HIV in Greater Manchester. But we chose to slightly change our name by adding beyond. Therefore our name is Greater Manchester & Beyond of People Living With HIV & AIDS. Cause there are many issues that affects people living with HIV we now look ate other health and social care issues that will affect people living with HIV in their everyday lives. For the purpose of this site we have chosen a strap-line name hence our user name here - this is of course "thepositivevoice". The reason for this is often the issues that affect us can be quite daunting and discriminatory to our very existence. So whatever negative we hear and see - we endeavour to turn that into a positive. There are many examples where a negative has turned into a positive and one of those example is the term "Queer" - well that is also quite interesting as some people in the lesbian and gay community don't like that very word - some have decided to own it. Therefore any person that calls another person (the example here) queer - some gay people will reply yes we are. As time moves on and I as the author of this blog - information will be never-ending. So watch this space.
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