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Where are assemblies and action happening?

Find out what’s going on in our UK-wide weekend of action, 15-18 February…

Wednesday 13th February: A warm-up for Stop the Great Fuel Robbery at the Royal Festival Hall.

Organised by Southwark Pensioners’ Action Group. Meet outside the Royal Festival Hall at 1pm.

On Wednesday 13 February Southwark Pensioners’ Action Group members are going to sit in at the Royal Festival Hall.  No, we have no argument with the Festival Hall but they have lovely warm premises.  Many people today (especially older people on low incomes) cannot afford to heat their homes, so going to somewhere warm on the South Bank will be a treat.

Our present fuel arrangements are a disgrace.  We have six main energy companies who compete with each other not to give better value but to make more profits. Every year each of them makes billions of pounds while people sit at home in the cold.  We are told we can save money by changing suppliers, but when we do so we often find we are even worse off than before; even financial advisers cannot tell us what the best deal is.  The Prime Minister got involved but apparently it is not in his power to force energy companies to act in the interests of consumers.

Thousands of people, most of them old, die prematurely every year because they cannot afford to heat their homes adequately.  In recent years there have been many campaigns about Heating or Eating.  But we are told nothing can be done.

This cannot go on.  Come with us and made a fuss.  Let’s get the local papers involved.

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Thursday 14th February, Nottingham, 12.30pm

What? Fuel poverty protest against E.on.

Where? E.on Open House, 33 Lister Gate, Nottingham, NG1 7EE. [Map]

When? Thursday 14th February 2013, 12:30 until 14:00

Eon and the other five big energy companies (EDF, Centrica, SSE,
Scottish Power and npower) are a cartel which controls 99% of the
domestic energy market. Domestic energy prices for us are constantly
rising whilst every year these companies declare record profits.

According to a recent survey, this winter 1 in 4 families have had to face
a stark choice between heating and eating. Whilst e.on executives and
shareholders spend bumper profits on second homes and holidays abroad,
people in the UK are freezing because they need to eat.

We are starving to stay warm!

More info here.

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Friday 15th February, Haringey, 11am.

Meet: 11am, outside Wood Green Central Library, 187-197A High Rd London, N22 6XD

Come and join the Haringey Fuel Bill Assembly!

Bring:
- Your fuel bills or records of recent meter payments.
- Symbols or examples of the things you’re doing without in order to heat your home.
- Banners and placards.
- Blankets, hot water bottles and flasks to keep warm.

Join us at Wood Green Central Library for a fuel bill assembly, as part of the national weekend of fuel bill assemblies and action. Come speak out about living with mammoth bills, debt, cuts and cold homes and share experiences of how you’re getting by. Come discuss how we can support each other. And come take action to Stop the Great Fuel Robbery.

Facebook event here.

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Friday 15th February, Scottish Gas HQ, Edinburgh, 1pm. 

Meet 1pm, Scottish Gas HQ, Waterfront Avenue, Edinburgh, EH5 1SG. Map here.

2000 Scots die each year because of rip-off energy prices, and we are all struggling to pay the bills.

The Edinburgh Tenants Federation Fuel Poverty Campaign will be raising awareness about the issues surrounding rip-off energy prices, and our campaign to get the council to implement a bulk-buy energy scheme to save us money, with a demonstration at theScottish Gas HQ, on Friday 15th February at 1pm.

Please join us for what we hope will be a vibrant and exciting demonstration, which will include a 15 piece samba band!

More info here.

Facebook event here.

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Saturday 16th February, Department of Energy and Climate Change, 2pm. 

The government is snugly in bed with the Big Six energy companies. Dozens of Big Six energy company staff are being paid by the government to set energy policy within the Department for Energy and Climate Change. Together, they’re doing all they can to keep profiting from the Great Fuel Robbery. We say: enough is enough.

Join us at the Department of Energy and Climate Change for a fuel bill assembly. Come speak out about living with mammoth bills, debt, cuts and cold homes and share experiences of how you’re getting by. Come discuss how we can support each other. And come take action to Stop the Great Fuel Robbery.

More Info here.

Facebook event here.

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Saturday 16th February, Lewisham, 1pm

Join our info point outside Lewisham Shopping Centre. We’ll be offering advice and information about the exceptionally high fuel and home energy costs. We want to hear your experience and share solutions.

Its time they listened to us!!!

It will be a good afternoon out with some interesting people and the chance to become part of something great so come along for the ride!

Also there will be cake

Facebook event here.

Saturday 16th February, Manchester, 1pm

A Manchester fuel bill assembly organised by Unite Community Branch, Manchester.

Meet at 1pm, Piccaddily Gardens by the Queen Victoria statue.

More info to come.

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Sunday 17th February, Hackney, 12-1.30pm

Come to the Hackney fuel bill assembly, 12-1.30pm at the Eastern Curve Garden in Dalston, located next to the Hackney Peace Carnival Mural, at 13 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF.

Come and discuss fuel poverty, how it effects you and what we can all do together to stop it. This is workshop open to all

The fuel bill assembly will be part of the TSSA Hackney Community Learning Festival. 

More info to come.

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Join us at Wood Green Central Library for a fuel bill assembly, as part of a national weekend of fuel bill assemblies and action. Come speak out about living with mammoth bills, debt, cuts and cold homes and share experiences of how you’re getting by. Come discuss how we can support each other. And come take action to Stop the Great Fuel Robbery.

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Discussion

3 thoughts on “Where are assemblies and action happening?

  1. I am over 60 and bought a house on the coast to part retire with the intention of renting out some rooms as a supplement to my small I.come, but British gas would take all yes all, of this income in heating.g, lea ing me nothing ti live on. This is worse than a mafia so I can’t afford to provide housing.g in the winter because of their eextreme greed

    Posted by c Campbell | February 17, 2013, 5:48 pm
  2. Reblogged this on HUMAN RIGHTS & POLITICAL JOURNAL.

    Posted by rainbowwarriorlizzie | February 12, 2013, 10:26 am

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