Sometimes, solidarity means annoying jobcentre managers: stand with Tony Cox!

Dorset IWW are joining this campaign tuesday afternoon in Bournemouth, use the contact form if you would like to take part.

Cautiously pessimistic

Tony Cox was arrested back in January after Arbroath Jobcentre management called the police on him to stop him assisting a vulnerable claimant during a jobcentre interview. Now, all these months later, he’s due back in court in October, and a call has gone out for people to take to jobcentres across the country on the 12th or 13th of October to talk to people about their rights to be accompanied at the jobcentre. This would be doubly worthwhile if you can make it – it’s worth giving information to people that might help save them from a sanction, and also the show of defiance will send a clear message to jobcentre bosses that the more they try to repress claimant organising, the more resistance they’ll provoke. So far the only officially confirmed events are for Glasgow, Wales, and Forfar Sheriff’s Court, but I’m sure that more will be…

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