Kilburn Unemployed Workers' Group Jobcentre Closure Protest.
Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group protested outside Neasden Jobcentre on Tuesday 30th January 2018, leafleting the public and playing music, by ‘The Fall’ to mourn the fact that, the jobcentre was about to go the same way as Mark E.Smith, or nearly the same way, as he wasn’t sold off for development.
Below are proposed closure dates of Neasden & Kilburn as per The Mirror newspaper.
Neasden Chancel House, Neasden Lane, NW10 2XH - 16 February 2018 - merging with Harlesden and Wembley jobcentres.
Kilburn, 3 Cambridge Avenue, NW6 5AH - 2 March 2018 - merging with Wembley and Kentish Town jobcentres.
KUWG write: "KUWG have petitioned the DWP with signatures by claimants, and got support from local Labour MPs Tulip Siddiq, and Karen Buck, with Labour and Green Party Councillors, opposing the wretched closures. Poor, Sick, and confused people will find themselves out-of-pocket, and most likely missing appointments or being late and getting sanctioned. There have been nationwide closures and protests but this Rotten Conservative Government have been as stubborn as asses, to stop, but seem content in making our lives miserable.
David Gauke (ex-Corporate Solicitor) who pushed through this cost-cutting project, got his reward, The Ministry Of (In)Justice, although the Constituents of Brent East didn’t elect him when he stood here as a Candidate, then he was given a safe Tory Seat. No Jobcentre interviews for him! Esther McVey (ex-Family Business Director) the new DWP Secretary of State, was kicked out of her Wirral West Seat at the 2015 election, but was then given George Loadsa money Osborne’s safe Tory seat. No Jobcentre interview for her either! Guy Opperhan (ex-Barrister), (DWP) Parliamentary Under-Secretary lost TWO elections...Theresa May seems to love below-calibre losers! The new Minister of Employment is Alok Sharma (ex-Corporate Accountant)-these are not your common man, or woman, but Corporate Schmucks! No idea of jobcentres! All eager to also push thru disastrous Universal Credit!!"
P.Murry came to give the support of Brent Green Party and the Green Party Trade Union group and PCS (the Public and Commercial Services Union, which represents Jobcentre staff ) said "Appreciate groups like yours helping to ensure these job centres don’t just disappear from communities without any acknowledgement of their contribution and place."
KUWG are also protesting Tuesday 6th February 2018 2pm-2.30pm Outside DWP HQ Caxton House, 12 Tothill Street, SW1H 9NA to ‘welcome’ Esther McVey as the new boss, with then a coffee-break and walk to the Ministry of (In)Justice, for 3pm-3.30pm, 102 Petty France, SW1H 9AJ to say “Hi” to ex-DWP boss David Gauke, Lest he forgets us (St James’ Park Tube Station is between them both & both near Westminster Tube)
As The Who sang: “Meet the new boss...same as the old boss”