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Mark Serwotka Says ‘Benefits Offices’ Workers On Strike Today

July 10, 2014

I’ve just heard Mark Serwotka on BBC 5 Live saying workers from our ‘benefits offices’ are going on strike tomorrow, along with people from many other professions.

All the striking workers are hoping to improve their ‘living standards.

DWP workers: What about the living standards of benefit claimants, like the one who wrote to a Facebook group worried about the strike affecting their money coming through, because they are due to get paid tomorrow?

Will those due to sign on tomorrow be sanctioned, because you want your living standards to improve?

How many of you care that when you go on strike, you leave sick, vulnerable people extremely worried, possibly starving?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Jayson carmichael permalink
    July 10, 2014 12:47 am

    I know lots of claimants who have come on sociAl media demanding a general strike against Ian Duncan smith. This is a mini one . I wholly support it against. This govt. In return for support tho id like to see Mark urge his embers never to cooperate with sanctioning claimants

  2. July 10, 2014 12:58 am

    Boohoo the workers are beginning to fight back and he doesn’t like it.
    Tough, get used to it!

  3. July 10, 2014 6:09 am

    the muck is now hitting the fan with the cuts to welfare and everything else the cracks are showing through the white wash the government has created.the pyramid is changing direction.

  4. jeffrey davies permalink
    July 10, 2014 6:43 am

    are imps rebelling against their master rtu ids ops jeff3

  5. July 10, 2014 6:52 am

    PCS has been the only union that has consistently spoke out against the sanction regime, austerity, government corruption and has spearheaded the fight back despite being almost skint.

    • john permalink
      July 10, 2014 12:10 pm

      yeah u are right the pcs so called union do constantley talk abought sanctions .. 80 percent voted in favor -would u like the link

  6. July 10, 2014 7:41 am

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  7. Maria Buckingham permalink
    July 10, 2014 8:31 am

    Jobcentre workers don’t make the rules, they are just doing their jobs because they don’t want to be in the position of more vulnerable people when they are struggling already. Who knows better than the Jobcentre staff how bad things have got for the unemployed? If you have a problem target the Government. At the end of the day I don’t work for the good of my health, I work to provide for my family and they will always come first. At least we’re doing something, why aren’t you?

    • July 10, 2014 9:05 am

      Because many of us simply can’t. But those of us who can- do.

    • john permalink
      July 10, 2014 11:55 am

      you remind me of himmler the not so great nazi who spoke- i am not hear for the good of my health but for my children and the country this is why we must now gas them and stick them in ovens .u have a better idea then just shooting them. who are u and what are you doining abought it. but of course u are only following orders.we have all heard that one before in the great nuermberg trials .u are cut from cloth has those evil-lieining-scum- people and thats 70 years ago. well i did hear your leader ian duncun smith say—-work makes u free .thats the same awfull slogan thats over the most evil place this earth has ever seen . in fact if we went back 70 years i would see u working at that place saying –iam only doing my job blame the goverment . yobs on the street wont rob of blind people but u lot do day in day out —u are scum

  8. jeffrey davies permalink
    July 10, 2014 9:20 am

    Jobcentre workers don’t make the rules, they are just doing their jobs because
    but this argument they say but it doesn’t hold water when at their offices they get awarded easter eggs and the like for sanctioning those who didn’t need it yes they will shout out but now they starting to realise if this man ever gets his way those working looking after jcp dwp will be called into their very own offices and asked whot are you doing to get off benefits is this now why they cry out I wonder truth hurts jeff3

  9. john permalink
    July 10, 2014 11:11 am

    union ha haaaaaaa .

  10. john permalink
    July 10, 2014 11:34 am

    dont give us disabled people that crap .u pcs union jobcenter workers all knew and still acted with unlawfull -sanctions – bullying disabled people- upholding forms-helping atos -etc etc . u are all scum u are not a union .how can union members rob off blind people and u have . 80 percent of dwp staff aprove sanctions fact . the proper unions and whats left of them after thatcher all got together and told the pcs union —-u best lobby u members abought sanctions etc etc . what happened —80 percent in favor of sanctions well they all do get easter eggs – marks and sparks gift cards and other incentives to pick on the most weak in this country .u call u self a union with just 250.000 members and it was only formed in 1998 ha ha ha what crap. this how it is —-u are all scum – we dont want your help – u pcs union members eaven spoke out at bob crow yep- bob crow and the other unions have too much power ..ha ha honest to much power ..not eaven a crimanal in prision would rob money off a blind man fact…but u dwp workers do every day . scum .

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