Campaigns

Campaigns

Unemployed Net wants to represent unemployed and economically inactive people and our campaigns aim to make the world around us better. We want your input so please click on a campaign using the toolbar buttons above to read it, comment and get involved.

Campaign – the Benefits Price Index

Wed, 28/03/2012 - 16:44 -- nick

Benefits are increased each year to take account of inflation. But did you know that the measure of inflation used includes elements like new cars, jewellery, watches and clocks and sea travel?

We think there is a better way of making sure benefits keep pace with the things they are really spent on. We call it the BPI - Benefits Price Index - and we want you to get involved in making it government policy. Read more about Campaign – the Benefits Price Index

Voter registration and voting campaign

Thu, 15/03/2012 - 17:39 -- nick

In our democracy voting is the key to getting change in our circumstances and improving our conditions. Our voter registration and voting campaign is the single most important campaign Unemployed Net runs, and we urge all site users to get involved.

Find out why this is needed and what we want you to do below. Read more about Voter registration and voting campaign

Unemployed Net Media Campaign

Wed, 08/02/2012 - 17:16 -- nick
Our first campaign focuses on the media and the way unemployment and benefit issues are reported. We believe that negative coverage erodes the confidence of unemployed people and benefit recipients, leads to negative judgements by those around us and employers, and makes it harder for us to gain work. Over one million more people have become unemployed since 2007; does this mean one million more people lack character, are workshy or immoral, or has the economy broken down to the extent that it is not creating enough jobs? The media need to get on board with the new reality - stop blaming us for things we can't control.

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