Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty #AdvocacyIsNotACrime!

2029 9.00am Mon 14 Sep 2015

ECAP are calling a solidarity demo for this Monday 14th at 9am at High Riggs Jobcentre

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SOLIDARITY DEMO CALL FOR 9am MONDAY 14th SEPTEMBER AT HIGH RIGGS JOB CENTRE The entire ground floor of Edinburgh's High Riggs Jobcentre was closed down for almost three hours on 10th September as Jobcentre managers called in police and refused to permit a jobseeker to exercise his right to be accompanied to an appointment. Members of Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty defied threats of arrest and stayed in the jobcentre to support the claimant and the ECAP advocate. Now ECAP are calling a solidarity demo for this Monday 14th at 9am at High Riggs Jobcentre, when the jobseeker, Adam, will attend his rearranged appointment, once more accompanied by an ECAP advocate. ECAP say: “We will not be intimidated by the DWP bullies, G4S security or the police. We will assert claimants’ right to be accompanied. The DWP themselves state: "Claimants accessing Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefits and services can have someone to accompany them to act on their behalf..”

Venue

High Riggs, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9BW, UK EH3 9BW

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