Meeting on Universal Credit and austerity

Fife People's Assembly and Fife Trades Union Council are holding a public information meeting in Templehall Community Centre on Saturday (February 17) from 11am until 2pm. Tea,

Thursday, 15th February 2018, 4:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th February 2018, 4:51 pm
The meeting will be held at Templehall Community Centre. Picture: Google

The three topics are, Universal Credit, the STUC Better than Zero Campaign and the new People’s Assembly programme in place of Austerity.

Tam Kirby of Fife PA said: “We are asking people who are on Universal Credit to come along and tell us from their perspective, how Universal Credit is impacting on their lives.

“We would also invite all political representatives from Fife Council and the Scottish Parliament, to come and listen to those on this draconian system.

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“We have updated and improved our information booklet on understanding Universal Credit and will have copies for all who require them.”

“Universal Credit is not just an unemployment benefit, it is also for those who are in work and we would invite everyone to attend and to find out how it can impact on you, even if you are in work.”

He added: “The Better than Zero campaign is a wonderful example of young trade union activists organising within the hospitality industry.

“They have recently started a branch in Dunfermline and will be on hand to offer help, advice and support for anyone working within this industry here in Kirkcaldy.”

“We extend an open invitation for everyone to attend this important meeting.”