Nottingham Claimants Action (NCA)

protesting welfare not workfare Groundswell logo - sticking 2 fingers at the dole office The real meaning of Pathways to Work, kicking disabled people to the ground anti-job seeker elf New Deal is a Raw Deal

"A great set of links to advice and action relating to work, unemployment and benefits"

Welcome to Nottingham Claimants Action. Site recently moved here because Geocities has closed - Last modified 31st December 2011 (started 14th Oct 1997)

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Anti-workfare demonstrations in Nottingham on Saturday 3rd March 2012 – part of National Day of Action
Case against Nottingham's 'Atos Two ' dropped - Jan 2012.
NOTTINGHAM DEFENSE CAMPAIGN and the ATOS 2 court case in February 2012 - various support events
NOTTINGHAM CLAIMANTS' UNION is formed - November 2010 - update - this did not last but please see activities of Nottingham Defence Campaign instead.
Anti-workfare event in Nottingham - report and reflections on an event that followed the Day of Action.
Defend Welfare action in Manchester - just one of the actions that took place around the country on 16th June 2010 as part of the Day of Action against Felxible New Deal.
DEFEND WELFARE website launched:
Employment Support Allowance: a new harsher test - info sheet on ESA and medical assessment, from Brighton (May 2010).
Oxford Unemployed Workers and Claimants Union: An Oral History - Video about the old group.
Corporate Watch : The Unemployment Business (April 2010)
No to Welfare Abolition: second national planning meeting in Manchester, Saturday 17th April 2010
Tyneside Claimants' Union - the recently formed group has set up a blog (March 2010)
Welfare Reform: who will it affect? - an article in Manchester independent free paper 'The Mule' (March 2010).
New web address for Workfare Fight (February 2010)
Updated 'Advice Links' for Nottingham and Notts - Law Centre, Council and Student links
Seriously ill patients 'told to work' - former ATOS Healthcare doctors criticise the corporation that is providing 'medical assessments' for the DWP (Jan 2010).
Sheffield Claimants and Unemployed Workers Launch Meeting - on 28th January 2010.
A Claimants' Union for Tyneside? - advertising meeting on Dec 15th. Note: similar Sheffield meeting planned for January 2010.
Benefits Culture - life from the margins - a blog written by a small group of people who are on incapacity benefits in the UK.

COMING SOON!!! A new 'No to Welfare Abolition' website and blog. Watch this space for a link (December 2009)

End of the Social Wage? Radical responses to the Welfare Reform Bill (November 2009)
Petition to abolish workfare - although direct action will no doubt be needed (November 2009).
Group sites: Claimants Action South Wales, Sunderland Welfare Action, Haringey Claimants Action, Hackney Unemployed Workers, Newham Claimants, Carrotworkers Collective
Overheard at the Job Centre - real life experiences on the dole.
New Deal Scandal & New Deal Complaints - two websites you should visit if you have had dealings with any New Deal 'provider'.
Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty launch paper 'Hi Jinks' against High Riggs Job Centre (July 2009). Download newsletter [PDF].
Ipswich Unemployed Action - new blog (May 2009).
Can't Pay, Won't Pay - from poll tax struggles to recession resistance -
talk at the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair with Danny Burns and the East Bristol Debtors Alliance (April 2009).
'NEW DEAL FOR THE DEAD' - resurrected here.
Edinburgh A4E advice to claimant: “get a job” (March 2010)
Disability activists & London Coalition Against Poverty block Whitehall over Incapacity Benefit change (Dec 2008).
Boycott A4e - Gateway to Work provider in league with global arms company.
Workfare comes to Britain - a response to Labour's anti-welfare strategy (Sept 2008).
Unions blast welfare reform plan - BBC news report on TUC conference (Sept 2008).
New Green Paper - Noone written off - or should that be Everyone signed off (July 2008).
New Labour and the end of welfare - corporate and academic connections to the Welfare Reform Act (April 2008)
Odd blogs about jobs and no jobs - we try to make RSS work (this time with success)
Instant Muscle gets wasted - notorious British workfare charity goes bust; staff sacked without pay (Feb 2008).
Welfare that won't work - the government announces further plans for "workfare" instead of welfare (Feb 2008)
Nottingham Job Seekers To Face Lie Detectors - Voice Risk Analysis trial on New Claims phoneline (Jan 2008).
Pathways to Work national roll-out - govt announces second set of private contractors who will 'help' incapacity claimants to work (Dec 2007).

Please note this exciting new initiative:

NOTTINGHAM CLAIMANTS' UNION is formed - November 2010.

Beware: whilst we try to keep it up to date, some of the material on this site or from its links may become out of date.


Advice (in Nottinghamshire, and elsewhere in England, Wales and Scotland)

Action and activism (some more advice too)

Thoughts and Ideas

Know your Enemy

New labour kicking disabled person to work, and link to more drawings by anti-war artist Leon Kuhn

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