Campaigners call for welfare reform ceasefire and ‘thunderclap’
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- Created: Tuesday, 07 April 2015 18:11
The Green party, Plaid Cymru and members of the SNP are all backing a call by CarerWatch and Pat’s Petition for a ‘Ceasefire in Welfare Reforms.’ Campaigners are now asking supporters to take part in a ‘thunderclap’ on April 16th.
Amongst other issues, the groups are calling for a temporary halt to ESA sanctions, the one year contribution-based ESA time-limit, the bedroom tax for ESA claimants and repeated work capability reassessments. The halt would allow time for a proper review of how sick and disabled people are being treated in relation to work, in particular.
They are also urging supporters to sign up to a ‘thunderclap’ which will broadcast a message from hundreds of supporters simultaneously via Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr on April 16th in the hope of moving benefits up the election agenda.