“It affects us all!”
Thanks to everyone for making this campaign a success. We have brought together a brilliant coalition of trade union branches, Labour and other party branches and a number of campaign organisations to fight back against universal credit. We don’t want it tinkering with. We don’t want them to pause and think. We say STOP AND SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT!
Please see attached:
- Press release issued today “Cruel April fool for Universal Credit” as yet another year of benefits freeze hits claimants Cruel April Fool for Universal Credit press release 01.2019
- Minutes of our last Steering committee meeting on 27th March. Please read to see the various actions we agreed (thanks to Rachel Hope for doing these notes!) SH S&S Minutes 27.03.2019 RH
- report of very interesting address to Sheffield TUC AGM by Simon Elliott PCS Regional Secretary re Universal Credit PCS address to Sheffield TUC AGM on Universal Credit
- PCS booklet; Social Security: the case for radical reform PCS booklet – Social Security The Case for Radical Change
- Model motion on Sheffield Stop and Scrap UC. Can your union branch/other organisation adopt this motion? Sheffield Stop and Scrap Universal Credit – model resolution
Thanks to Sheffield Green Party for a £40 donation to the campaign. Together with a £50 donation from Gleadless valley Labour Party, we will have enough money for an urgent reprint of our excellent leaflet Sheffield Stop & Scrap UC Leaflet We need further financial help to obtain a banner and placards. Can your union branch/other organisation make a donation please?
Can you help please with our community stalls in April?
- a)Wednesday 3rd April 11am till 2pm Manor Top shops
See our Facebook page for details https://www.facebook.com/events/429494227801992/?ti=as
Please join the Sheffield Stop and Scrap Universal Credit Campaign stall at Manor Top near the Pound Shop with Petition and leafleting session. Everyone welcome! Sheffield super tram stops nearby.
For bus numbers click this link: https://bustimes.org/localities/manor-top
- b)Wednesday 10th April 11am till 1pm Firth Park shops
See our Facebook page for details https://www.facebook.com/events/2480000172030159/?ti=as
Please join the Sheffield stop and Scrap Universal Credit campaign stall for petition and leafleting the local community.
Everyone welcome! Meet at junction of Bellhouse Road and Sicey Avenue. For bus services please click the link:
Our first community stall at Firth Park on 20th March was a great success. We met many local people directly affected by Universal Credit who were very keen to stop and talk. We learnt directly from claimants about their experiences, but also shared our vision for a better fairer system.
If you can come, even for a short time, please let us know as we can only run these stalls if enough volunteers come forward. Leave a message on the Facebook Page or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next organising meeting is on Wednesday 24th April 12.30 pm till 2 pm , upstairs room, United Reform Church Norfolk Street S1