Tag Archives: benefit sanctions


Free labour scandal

Halfords has been criticised for running a government-backed traineeship first exposed by UniteLive that sees young jobseekers work for two months without pay.   Financial... Read More
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‘Human catastrophe’

The treatment of disabled people under the Tories is a “human catastrophe” the United Nations has said.   In a damning indictment, the UN Committee... Read More
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The Tories have imposed benefit sanctions lasting at least six months on nearly 6,000 sick and disabled people, shocking new figures show.   Department for... Read More
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Compassion wins the day

A new report has revealed the staggering success of Unite Community members in overturning wrongly implemented benefits sanctions in Newcastle and the north east.  ... Read More

No to sanctions

Unite members will come together across Britain tomorrow (March 29) in a national day of action to stop benefits sanctions, with demonstrations in cities and... Read More
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Sanctioned to sleeping rough

The government’s despised benefit sanctions regime has pushed people into sleeping rough, a scathing report by MPs has concluded.   The cruel measures that punish... Read More
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‘National shame’

A damning United Nations inquiry has concluded that vicious Tory cuts to welfare and social care for disabled people in Britain amount to “systematic violations”... Read More
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Like a criminal

From a Unite Community member's real-life 'Daniel Blake' benefit sanctions experience:   “I asked how I was supposed to survive for the week with no... Read More