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.{jcomments on}

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.

You can find out more about the ceasefire via the Disability News Service and sign up to the thunderclap here.


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