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Monday, 8 April 2013

International Appeal for Donations !

This is an 'International appeal for donations' - Respect For the Unemployed & Benefit Claimants are in urgent need for donations -

The fact is we need a banner for demonstrations. We desperately need equipment to function - we have operated for the last 6 years by the generosity of group members using their own finances & equipment for example: printing machine for leaflets, photo copier phone lines & internet access.

The amount you donate is up to you, every little bit goes towards helping our organisation to function - if a £1 is what you can afford then thank you.

We appeal to the international trade union movement to show solidarity & respect by donating to our cause - unemployment effects everyone in society.   


Background:

Cruel & vindictive government welfare cuts came into force this week, those cuts will heap even more misery on Britain's poorest. The Conservatives & Liberal Democrats assault will hit millions of families, with low-paid workers, the unemployed and disabled people bearing the brunt.

The tax and benefit changes will leave families nearly £900 worse off on average according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Meanwhile David Cameron and George Osborne are giving millionaires an average £100,000 tax cut."
The bedroom tax, changes to council tax benefit and the replacement of the disability living allowance will all have a devastating effect.UK's poorest households face a bleak April as they struggle to budget for all these cuts coming at once. People are already cutting back on the essentials of food and heating but there is only so much they can do.

The result will be misery - cold rooms, longer queues at food banks, broken families, missed rent payments and yet more people facing homelessness - devastating for those directly affected, but bad for us all.

This means OUR work will increase on a 'grand scale' please make a DONATION by clicking the 'DONATE' tab at the top of each 'blog page'
  

Group members of

'Respect For the Unemployed & Benefit Claimants' with GMB Remploy workers & Paul Kenny

Conclusion:

Low income households will be struck by a multitude of government cuts starting this week, totalling more than £2.3 billion. The figures below represents how much will be cut from support for low income households compared to last year.

** Bedroom tax £490m

Council tax benefit localised and devolved budgets cut by 10 percent £485m
Local housing allowance annual uprate at CPI (instead of RPI) £90m

** Benefit cap introduced £290m

Tax credit disregard for in-year increases reduced to £5,000 £455m
Working age benefits and tax credits: uprating capped at one percent £505m

Total losses: £2,315m 


Read our blog: 'The Demolition of the Welfare State' in the UK it has started: http://t.co/uvVlTTet9r 

Pictured: Josh & Seb - Group members & activists within 'Respect For the Unemployed & Benefit Claimants' on the 'March For A Future That Works' in London 20th October with the Unite the Union contingent .
OUR work will increase on a 'grand scale' - we NEED your help,  please make a DONATION by clicking the 'DONATE' tab at the top of each 'blog page'

Email: respect_unemployed@ovi.com

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