Monthly Archives: July 2018

More everyday problems at the jobcentre – a stall report

Originally posted on scottish unemployed workers' network:
Barry is recently out of prison and has anger management issues. He can’t cope with a computer and confessed that the resulting frustration made him likely to throw the machine across the room.…

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Leukaemia on the dole – a guest blog

Originally posted on scottish unemployed workers' network:
Last April I took a job in Airdrie, with a good salary, paying over £100 per day. Unfortunately I was diagnosed with Leukaemia two days into the job and hospitalised. UC deducted £145…

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‘Welcome to the wonderful world of the DWP, David’

Originally posted on scottish unemployed workers' network:
Whilst there is mounting trepidation at the prospect of the full roll out of Universal Credit (expected to hit us in Dundee on 8 November), we are already experiencing a rise in the…

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‘I’m a 33 year-old man, I shouldn’t be in tears’

Originally posted on scottish unemployed workers' network:
We are worried about Stevie. He couldn’t hold back his tears as he spoke to us outside the jobcentre at this week’s stall. He had no money and was going in to request…

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Temporary work tangles in Universal Credit

Originally posted on scottish unemployed workers' network:
Blair, who we met this week, lost his job some weeks back and is still waiting for his first payment of Universal Credit. He is also young and fit and responded to an…

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Medicinal Cannabis Products Will Be Legalised

Originally posted on Same Difference:
Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by autumn, the home secretary has announced. Those that meet safety and quality standards are to be made legal for patients…

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July 23rd is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day / #NationalVanillaIceCreamDay The most popular flavor too!!

Originally posted on Foodimentary – National Food Holidays:
Happy National Vanilla Ice Cream Day!🍨 Five Facts about Vanilla: Vanilla is the only edible fruit of the orchid family, the largest family of flowering plants in the world. It’s a tropical…

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