The Raise the Rates Campaign presents: Ellen Clifford, Disabled People Against Cuts, UK
The UK has implemented brutal cuts to programs for unemployed and disabled people, including denying disability benefits to thousands of people. Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is has been at the forefront of fighting the cuts. Atos, the private company carrying out the assessments of sick and disabled people, finding many ‘fit to work’ has been forced to quit as a result of their powerful resistance. In Ontario, we also face major attacks. Welfare and disability rates are too low for people to pay their rent and eat properly; yet, benefits have been slashed. Now there is a threat that the Government bring in a UK style assessment system. We need to understand what is happening elsewhere and how people are fighting back and winning against the attacks.
The Raise the Rates Campaign is excited to announce an Ontario-wide speaking tour this coming May 2014 of Ellen Clifford from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) UK. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/383847668424188/