Tuesday, 31 January 2017

DWP ministerial nominations and equal opportunities?

Honorary KUWG member Kate Belgrave reflects — or in her words 'rants' — upon Employment Minister Damian Hinds' spurious claim that as more and more people claim benefits online, the need for jobcentres becomes obsolete.(1)

Leaving aside his obvious lack of grasp regarding reasonable adjustments for claimants with very low level or non-existent literacy and computing skills, what do the appointment of Damian Green as Secretary of State for Work & Pensions and another Damian — Damian Hinds — as his Employment Minister, infer about Equal Opportunities within the prospective selection pool of candidates for DWP ministerial office?(2)

And would not such key policy decision makers be much better employed perusing the Kate Belgrave | Talking with people dealing with public sector cuts blog — complete with knowledgeable comments — (3) than the delusional, policy-driven evidence gathering Reform UK 'think tank' report The future of public services: digital jobcentres.(4)

Link references

  1. http://www.katebelgrave.com/2017/01/cant-use-a-computer-or-read-or-write-very-well-tough-no-benefits-for-you/
  2. http://www.reform.uk/?s=damian+green
  3. http://www.katebelgrave.com/
  4. http://www.reform.uk/publication/the-future-of-public-services-digital-jobcentres/

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Demonstrate against benefits assessment homicide, Kentish Town Jobcentre, Weds 25 Jan 2017, Noon till 1pm



At Thursday's kuwg meeting, we decided to return to 
Kentish Town Jobcentre
174-178 Kentish Town Road
London NW5 2AG
on 
Wednesday 25 January, Noon till 1pm.
We made this decision after reading the CNJ Top story and Editorial Comment below. As this could happen to any of us, we cannot sit and not let the scummy rules of the DWP and JCP allow this to happen without protest. Wearing black would seem appropriate. Hopefully Jobcentre Staff can join us!

The Coroner should delve into the Medical Assessor industry, and the DWP-Governmental "turning a blind eye" methods of allowing vulnerable people to "slip thru the net."

Claimants and Workers Unite! Pass the word!

CJ




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