Refuse to be a scab!

You do not have to accept a job that is vacant because of a trade dispute
—Sec. 20(1) & 20B(1), Job Seekers Act (1995)

The Muckraker has been told that officials at Edinburgh Job Centres have threatened to stop unemployed people's benefits if they do not apply for jobs with Assist on the scab bin lorries. This is illegal!

The Job Seekers Act 1995 states that you do not have to accept a job that is vacant because of a trade dispute (Sections 20 (1) and 20B(1)).  If you are unemployed and are threatened in this way, point this out to the benefits office — and contact Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty (below) who are pledged to defend anyone refusing a scab job.

Job Centre workers — show solidarity by pointing out to claimants that they are not obliged to take these scab jobs; do whatever you can to stop the job centres being used to recruit scab labour to undermine the council (and postal!) workers’ dispute.

ECAP’s advice & solidarity surgery every Tuesday 12-3pm at ACE, 17 West Montgomery Place EH7 5HA — tel 557 6242.