Monthly Archives: September 2013

Scrap Atos: 10,000 Cuts & Counting

Scrap Atos End the Work Capability Assessment Parliament Square event, 12-2pm on Saturday 28th September On Saturday 28th September, the disabled and non-disabled community will gather to remember those who have died and those still suffering as a result of the Government's austerity assault, which particularly affects disabled people. Occupy London supporters and Dr David Ison, the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral will join forces, alongside Michael

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The Gagging Bill - it’s time to talk to your MP

You might have heard about the “gagging law” currently being voted on by MPs. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s really bad news. If it goes through, it will have a chilling effect on British democracy and on our right to speak up on the issues that matter to us. Basically, the law slashes the spending limits on campaigning for the year before any election. Campaigns that have impact don’t cost the earth, but they aren’t free. Community

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Who cares about Home Care?

We do! In September 2011 Barnet Council decided to award Home Care contracts to three private contractors Enara; Personnel and Care Bank; London Care Plc To view the full report from 2011 click here   Incredibly, two years later Barnet Council has instructed social workers not to refer new clients to two out of these three contractors. Why have they issued this instruction to staff? What level of due diligence took place when the decision was

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Demonstration at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester - Barnet Transport

The 4,000 strong People's Assembly in June agreed to mobilise for a national demonstration outside the Conservative Party conference to send a loud, clear message that there is an alternative to austerity. BAPS members and supporters will be sharing a coach with Brent Fight Back. The coach will leave Finchley Central tube station (the car park exit) at 8 AM Sunday 29 September (meet 7:45 prompt) and return the same evening, leaving Manchester at

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Fremantle Found Guilty over the death of Yuk Kiu lee and ordered to pay £175,00

Some of us had spent the day in Wood Green Crown Court yesterday, 19 September, and you can get the full picture of the atmosphere and the details from Mrs Angry in her latest Broken Barnet blog. A systemic failure to implement Health & Safety policies on national level, Judge Carr called what caused the "entirely preventable accident" that cost the life of a fellow resident, 72 years old Yuk Kiu Lee. We heard in court that prior to this accident,

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