Stop Paula’s War on the Poor! TODAY 9.45 am, Mt Albert

Press Release – Unite Waitemata

Stop Paula’s War on the Poor! TODAY 9.45 am Friday, Mt Albert Baptist Church 732 New North Rd, . Beneficiaries are holding a protest against Paula Bennett’s destructive anti-welfare policies outside the Baptist Church, 732 New North Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland, …Stop Paula’s War on the Poor! TODAY 9.45 am Friday, Mt Albert Baptist Church 732 New North Rd, .

Beneficiaries are holding a protest against Paula Bennett’s destructive anti-welfare policies outside the Baptist Church, 732 New North Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland, this Friday (today) at 9.45 am.

Paula Bennett is to be a guest speaker at a community meeting at the church organised by National Party MP Melissa Lee.

She will be greeted on the street by beneficiairies from the Waitemata Branch of the Unite Union, and their supporters.

” Paula Bennet needs to to understand that people in the community are suffering intensely because of her policies” said Janet Robin, President of the branch.

” We are appalled at the cruel, punitive, discriminatory and short-sighted measures the National Government is taking against poor families, youth, and the sick and disabled! ‘”

“Forcing small children and babies into childcare and their mothers onto the job market is wrong. Parenting is work and single parents are doing the work of two! They raise our future workers and tax -payers. Children are our taonga!” ” Parents must choose whether day care or paid work is right for their family.”

“Taking money from our poorest families is state violence against children.”

“It is not OK for 270,000 New Zealand children to live poverty. Kids are hungry!”

“It’s not OK to control parents by punishing their children.” “It is not OK to make the poor pay for the bankers’ and corporates’ crisis.” “Deliberate impoverishment of children contravenes the United Nation’s Rights of the Child!”

“Taking money from youth stops them being able to manage their own lives; and gives the control to private providers who do not know their needs.”
“Forcing the sick and disabled into work may spread disease, and cause worse illness or even death.”

The real welfare reform needed is to raise all benefits to a living income!” “Discrimination against families on benefits must stop! “Working for Families
Child tax credits and a Universal Child Benefit must be available for all families.”

“We call for full economic and social support for parents, carers, the sick and disabled.”

The government must create jobs; raise the minimum wage, and make tertiary education free! “It needs to build the welfare state not destroy it.”
“It must stop the privatisation of health, education, welfare and water, and return them to the people.”

“We call on workers, students, parents and beneficiaries to unite against these attacks! Let’s build strong communities, support each other, and create a better society.”
Protest Paula Bennett’s Welfare Destruction


9.50 am, Friday 14th December, Mt Albert Baptist Church,
732 New North Rd, Mt Albert

Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development and Minister of Youth Affairs will be attending a community morning tea from 10am at the Mt Albert Baptist Church.
Join the protest outside the church !
Bring your banners! Speak on the open mike!
We need a real welfare state and real jobs, not a white paper and charity!

We have had enough of going without food, power, homes, or real jobs, whilst corporations and banks make massive profits, and pay little to no tax !
We’re sick of having to beg for food from WINZ and charities!
Stop forcing us to look for jobs that aren’t there!
Paula! Stop forcing our kids into daycare! We have a right to raise our own kids! Stop wasting our time with training courses that are useless or work for the dole in disguise.
Not one more suicide caused by the despair of our youth because you wouldn’t help them!
Not one more raped woman who can’t get help because of “financial constraints!”
There’s plenty for all! Let’s take the wealth back from the 1% and return it to ourselves, the 99%! We created it!

Paid and Unpaid , Unite! For a Living Income for All !
Protest Paula Bennett’s Welfare Destruction
Paid and Unpaid , Unite! For a Living Income for All !
All Welcome!
Organised by Waitemata Branch of Unite Union


Posted By president to Waitemata Branch of Unite Union at 12/07/2012 06:11:00 AM

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1 comment:

  1. Mia larsen (nee Joyce), 16. January 2013, 22:26

    Yes breaching Human rights and failing to provide care and protection to our toanga – tamariki is a National disgrace !

     

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