Auckland Action Against Poverty – picket next Tuesday 22 Feb in response to Govt WWG report release

ACTION ALERT – RESPONSE TO GOVT WELFARE WORKING GROUP REPORT

Our latest information is that next Tuesday at midday the Welfare Working Group, led by former Commerce Commission chair Paula Rebstock, will issue its final report.

Given papers already released by the WWG, and various statements by John Key and Paula Bennett, we are quite apprehensive about what the report will recommend. We expect to see proposals to:

· Place most working age beneficiaries into one work tested benefit category, at a rate lower than the current invalids benefit.

· Maintain a small number of people – who will not be work tested – on a higher incapacity benefit.

· Place further work testing requirements on DPB recipients, & tighter sanctions and harassments on unemployed, sick, injured and disabled beneficiaries….& a lot else besides.

We want to let John Key, Paula Bennett and all political parties which are part of the current Government know that we don’t accept these attacks on people who are already struggling to survive.

We invite you to join us at a:

PICKET – AUCKLAND ACTION AGAINST POVERTY

2.00pm Tuesday 22 February

Outside the Henderson Work & Income office

36-44 Sel Peacock Dr, Henderson.

This is close to Henderson’s central bus and rail station, and parking is available just down the road near the Wave centre.

All friends and supporters welcome.

It would be great if you could forward this panui on to people in your groups & networks. Thanks!

Sue Bradford – for AUCKLAND ACTION AGAINST POVERTY

AAAP is a new group set up in late 2010 to bring together unemployed people, beneficiaries, students, unionists, church people & others keen to mobilise against the Government’s agenda on jobs, welfare and housing, and to work for a fairer society which puts the wellbeing of low income people above the welfare of bankers and investors. To go on our mailing list, email: contact

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