Download the SWAN N30 ‘On Strike’ poster for use in your workplace below. Includes ‘on strike’ text in a number of different languages!
ATOS Festive Month of Action- December 3rd and December 16th, London
As part of December’s month of festive action against Atos and the benefit cuts, disabled people, benefit claimants and supporters will be demonstrating outside the Paralympic Goal Ball test event being held at the Olympic Park in Stratford on Saturday 3rd December from 2pm.
The situation SWAN has been reporting from Budapest, Hungary has developed significantly over the last few weeks. Norbert Ferencz, whom SWAN has been supporting, has been sentenced to three years probation and a new law was passed allowing homeless to be fined or imprisoned. This update includes inspiring video footage of the resistance to these heinous new laws.
Norbert Ferencz is NOT the sinner!
(The statement of the Hungarian Social Vocational Federation)
Norbert Ferencz is a member of the Új Szemlélet (New Approach) group. This vocational action group and workshop formed by social workers aims to call the public’s and the political and professional decision makers’ attention to the humanitarily unacceptable, socially unfair, professionally inefficient and contraproductive arrangements.
We have just received news of a magnificent resistance organised by our colleagues in The City is for All, to stop the proposed Hungarian homelessness laws. It is an organisation which, like social worker Norbert Ferencz, campaign against the Hungarian government’s measures to tackle this social problem as a criminal issue.
Tania de St Croix of the In Defence of Youth Work Campaign reports on the Choose Youth rally:
Choose Youth, a pluralist alliance of 30 organisations facilitated by UNITE organised a Lobby of Parliament on October 25 in protest against the carnage of cuts to youth services across the country.
Today we ran an important article from a frontline worker in mental health services. The author wanted to remain anonymous, but felt that the story of cuts, mismanagement and service reorganisation (and its impact on both workers and service users) had to be told.
Please sign the Carerwatch petition to stop and review cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families: sign here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/20968