Maximus claimed that they would not face protests due to their involvement with the Work Capability Assessment. They couldn’t have been more wrong. 14 towns and cities have already called events as part of the National Day of Action Against Maximus on March 2nd.
Please help spread the word about events near you and join in, as organisers Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) say: “If there isn’t a protest where you live – why not organise one? – we can help you with advice, leaflet designs, placard designs and put you in contact with local groups near to you, if you are interested email us on firstname.lastname@example.org”
Have you been sanctioned by Maximus? DPAC have also asked for people to contact them if with their experiences of attending the Work Programme or other forced work schemes with the company.
For all the latest details on the day of action visit: http://dpac.uk.net/2015/01/maximus-day-of-action-2nd-of-march-list-of-events-around-the-uk-scrapwca/
List if towns and cities so far …
Balham: Irene House, 218 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW12 9BX, Time: 10.30 am – 12 noon
Facebook events link for Balham action: https://facebook.com/events/921882261178305/
Brighton: West Lees House, 21-35 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 3GD, (North End of the Clock Tower, Next to Old Job Centre.) Time: 1pm onwards.
Facebook events page for Brighton action: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542104427509/?fref=ts
Cardiff: (This protest organised by DAN Cymru) Block 2, Government Buildings, St Agnes Road, Gabalfa, Cardiff, CF14 4YJ. Time: 1 -4 pm
Facebook events page for Cardiff action: https://www.facebook.com/events/1541199339470550/
Croydon: Stephenson House, 2 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon, CR0 6BA, Time: 10 am – 6pm.
Facebook events page for Croydon action: https://www.facebook.com/events/641182419342826/
Glasgow: Corunna House, 29 Cadogan Street, Glasgow, G2 7RD, Time: 12.30 -2 pm
Facebook events page for Glasgow action: https://www.facebook.com/events/1429430507348206/
Ipswich: Medical Assessment Centre, St. Felix House, Silent Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1TF. Time: 1 pm onwards.
Facebook events page for Suffolk action: https://www.facebook.com/events/1513102252288548/
Lincoln: Medical Assessment Centre, Viking House, 98 Newland, Time: 1 pm onwards
Facebook events page for Lincoln action: https://www.facebook.com/events178533808358604/
Leicester: Leicester assessment centre, 1st Floor, Rytland Centre, Halford Street, Leicester, LE1 1TQ, Time: 1 pm onwards
Facebook events page for Leicester action: https://www.facebook.com/events/522105471264765/
London – Maximus HQ: Maximus HQ Level 1, Queen Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H 9BU, Time: 1 – 5 pm
Contact for details of London Central action: DPAC via email@example.com
Facebook events page for London Central Action: https://www.facebook.com/events/771842739517758/
Manchester: Albert Bridge House, Bridge Street, Manchester, M60 9AT, Time: 12 noon until 4 pm
Facebook events page for Manchester Action: https://www.facebook.com/events/346833825508275/
Plymouth: Argosy House, Longfield Road, Plympton, Plymouth, PL6 8LS, Time: 12 noon until 3 pm
Facebook events page for Plymouth action: https://www.facebook.com/events/951081494902471/
Reading: St Mary’s Butts, Reading, RG1 2LG, Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Facebook events page for Reading Action: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404292959867177/
Sheffield: Medical Assessment Centre, 1 Hartshead Square, Sheffield, S1 2FD. Time: 1- 3 pm (meet first at 12.30 pm at City centre)
Facebook events page for Sheffield Action: https://facebook.com/events/1526799147602672/
Truro: Pydar House, Pydar Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2XD (the current WCA Assessment Centre), After a while spent there protest will move on to Truro City Centre outside the JobCentre Plus. Time: Noon till 2pm
Facebook events page for Truro Action: https://www.facebook.com/events/1002956276384446/
Visit DPAC for details of the online protest: http://dpac.uk.net/2015/02/social-media-events-for-the-day-of-action-against-maximus-2nd-march-scrapwca/