This press release was issued on 06/03/13

Stop privatisation; improve existing and build a new generation of first class council housing
Press Statement for release on 06 Mar 2013
Benefits Opposition unites in London 9th March
Angry campaigns against devastating benefit cuts are spreading across the country. A Benefit campaigns Summit this Saturday 9th will bring that opposition together - see Benefit Justice Summit invite.
A protest march in Bootle and at Manchester town hall, welfare minister hounded in Bolton, and large angry meetings in towns and cities across Britain are organising against the Bedroom Tax and other benefit cuts. Speakers at the Benefit Justice Summit include Robert Buckley for Newcastle Tenants Federation, Bakers Union president Ian Hodson on opposing Workfare, Liverpool and Leeds anti Bedroom Tax campaigns, Disabled People Against Cuts, PCS and Unite trade unions and barrister Liz Davies. Linda Burnip of Disabled People Against Cuts says: 'Many disabled people have been devastated by benefit cuts, and further cuts are now going to hit millions more. We need to fight this together, to halt all the Government's Welfare Reform attacks.'

Michael Bradley from the Right To Work campaign, says: 'Many are seeing through the Tories' divide and rule talk of so-called Evidence mounts of the disastrous impact of benefit cuts, including impact on children moving school due to benefit caps. Leading paediatricians The British Academy of Children with Disabilities (BACD) blasted the bedroom tax as Notes
Benefit Justice Summit9 March 11am University of London Union, Malet St London WC1E 7HY
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Defend Council Housing, with Disabled People Against Cuts, Right to Work, tenants groups and campaigns, Unite and PCS trade unions and MPs, are supporting a united Benefit Justice campaign - see Joint Letter
Protests against the Bedroom Tax are planned across Britain on 16th and 30th March: see list

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