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Posted: March 30, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

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Posted: March 30, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

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the void

tesco-exploitationTesco claim to have called on the DWP to scrap benefit sanctions in a response to a letter asking them about their use of forced, unpaid workers.

In a humiliating snub to Iain Duncan Smith, the company set up their own workfare scheme outside of the Jobcentre system last year.  Tesco say that this scheme is entirely voluntary but add in the letter:  “I appreciate your concerns and can advise that Tesco have suggested to the Department of Work and Pensions that, to avoid any misunderstanding about the voluntary nature of the scheme, the risk of losing benefits that currently exists should be removed.”

Now unless Tesco are fibbing, if their scheme is outside of the various DWP workfare schemes, then it should be entirely voluntary.  The statement suggests that in order to avoid confusion Tesco would like to see all benefit sanctions removed.  Tesco want free workers without the…

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Posted: March 30, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

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Posted: March 30, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

In Solidarity!

Think Left

Bedroom Tax Song: You Cannae Have A Spare Room in a Pokey Cooncil Flat

Published on Mar 27, 2013

LYRICS AND INFO
A song about the Bedroom Tax, written for the demos all over the UK on Saturday 30th March, 2013, the Glasgow one in particular. Set to the tune of 1960’s folk song “The Jeely Piece Song”, by Scottish singer-songwriter Adam McNaugton.

LYRICS

I’m a welfare state wean, we live on the bottom flair
But we’re no allowed to even live there any mair.
They say we’ve got too many rooms, in our social rented flat
We’ve an eight by ten foot boxroom where you cannae swing a cat

Chorus:
Oh ye canna have a spare room in a pokey cooncil flat
Ian Duncan Smith and Co have put an end tae that
They say “live in a smaller house”, they say that is their plan
When the odds against…

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Posted: March 30, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

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Vox Political

Here’s something we can all enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bik9299kA0c&feature=youtu.be

Tomorrow – Saturday, March 30, 2013 – thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands, of people will be heading out to organised protests against the Bedroom Tax.

You know why.

The government has dreamed up a financial device, called variously a ‘state overoccupation charge’ or a ‘spare-room subsidy’. Under its back-of-a-fag-packet rules, anyone in social housing with more bedrooms than the government says they need will lose housing benefit – 14 per cent for the first extra room; 25 per cent for two or more.

The government thinks it is more fair to deprive people of the money to pay landlords for their homes than it is to cap rents.

The government thinks it is fair to take money from people who cannot move into smaller accommodation, more appropriate to their needs, because it simply hasn’t been built.

But then, the government thinks it…

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Posted: March 25, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

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Posted: March 25, 2013 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

In Solidarity!