UK, Universal Credit, Job Centre, Organising, Mutual Aid
Just accompanied my friend to their job centre interview. We were worried they might get sanctioned for something.
You are legally entitled to have someone accompany you to any job centre meeting.
I went in my #ACORN T-shirt with a notepad and a stack of printed out evidence and the relevant sections of the Universal Credit Act 2013.
I introduced myself as representative from ACORN anti-poverty union and said we were supporting my friend with their case.
Apparently the tone of the job "coach" was completely different. No more patronising bullshit or threats. Seems everything is fine for the time being and the job centre aren't going to try to fuck with us.
If they try anything, we are ready and they know that now.
DON'T LET YOUR FRIENDS STRUGGLE ALONE! Our power lies in organisation. Our power lies in solidarity.
Please boost for UK folks
Definitely Rob. He/Him. The Real Peter Molyneux 2017/18. Fish, man, lasers. Robot puncher, videogame maker.
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