Letter in The Guardian on benefit justice

13 February 2013

The letter below was printed in The Guardian on Wednesday 13 February and is signed by Jane Aitchison (PCS) joint secretary of Unite the Resistance

Click here to link to letter on The Guardian website



Campaign for benefit justice


Cuts in benefit are an unjust attack on the poor and they must stop (Report, 8 February). People are already being driven into debt, hunger and homelessness. From April millions more will be hit by the bedroom tax, cuts in council-tax benefit, ending disability living allowance and further vicious cuts. In one of the richest countries in the world, the rise of food banks, destitution and poverty is not acceptable. People receiving benefits did not cause the banking and economic crisis and we do not accept them being scapegoated to pay for it.

The Campaign for Benefit Justice has called a summit event on 9 March in central London, bringing together tenants, disabled people, trade unions, the unpaid and the low paid as one national voice to end the war on the poor. All who support us should contact Benefit Justice via info@defendouncilhousing.org.uk or mail@dpac.uk.net. Collecting unpaid corporate tax, capping private rents, insulating, repairing and “greening” homes, and building 100,000 first-class council homes would be a sane and just way to raise funds, build for growth and cut bills and rents.

Eileen Short Defend Council Housing
Linda Burnip Disabled People Against Cuts
Michael Bradley Right to Work Campaign
Len McCluskey General secretary, Unite the Union
Mark Serwotka General secretary, PCS
Dave Anderson MP
John McDonnell MP
Austin Mitchell MP
Caroline Lucas MP
Jane Aitchison (PCS) Unite the Resistance joint Secretary
Richard Buckwell Chair, Ashfield Unison Branch & member of Unison’s national Housing Forum 
Glyn Robbins 
Dot Gibson General secretary, National Pensioners Convention
Claire Glasman WinVisible (women with visible and invisible disabilities)
Kim Sparrow Single Mothers’ Self-Defence
John Davies Leeds Hands off our Homes 
Dr Stuart Hodkinson Lecturer, school of geography, University of Leeds
Shirley Frost Sheffield Defend Council Housing
Imelda Messenger Hackney tenant, Street Properties

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