Comrades! belting success - dished out 200 leaflets, could have been
more. LOADS of messages of support from public. Was issued with a
statement from OA as soon as we landed saying Dan had been paid. I
think we've picked up on a real burning issue to people. 6 + me from
local anarchist group attended.
Statement taken from Newcastle Evening Chronicle, fingers crossed..
On the 11/05/11 West Yorkshire Solidarity Federation picketed the Leeds branch of Office Angels. We were joined by Leeds AF. Office Angels locked there doors (maybe thinking we where planning to storm the office) but didn't come out to see what we were doing. We gave out 300 leaflets, getting a good response. Some people came over... to ask for leaflets and at one point the whole of a bus queue outside of Office Angels where reading the leaflet.
Members of WYSF (along with AF) picketed Office Angels in Leeds and handed out over 200 hundred leaflets. We had a very positive response including one person who wanted more information and is going to look at the National website to see what we do. We also spoke to someone who was posting her CV to Office Angels who was very interested in the leaflet and the information it contained.
As part of the the 3rd National Day of Protest against Benefit Cuts West Yorkshire Solidarity Federation organized a picket of the ATOS Origin regional headquarters (who carry out medicals for the DWP) followed by a picket of A4e and Best who get paid for getting people into low paid employment.
About 20 people turned up including WYSF, AF, SWP and a guy who’d come from Manchester despite having walking difficulties.
ATOS offices in Leeds close for the day!! On the 24th January as part of the National Day of Action against benefit cuts, WYSF, Black Triangle and claimants picketed ATOS and A4e. Staff at ATOS where told not to go into work, so it was a success.