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Stop the illegal and wrongful sanctioning of Jobseekers.

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Everyday thousands of unemployed and sick people are wrongfully sanctioned by their job advisors at Jobcentres up and down the country. Reasons for sanctioning can be for attending an interview arranged by the Jobcentre and telling work fare providers that you are pegnant. Recently a 23 week pregnant lady was sanctioned because the work fare provider saw that she was pregnant and in their words "shouldn't have told them that she was pregnant". This cannot be allowed to continue. Over 85% of sanction decisions are overturned at appeal stage. Meanwhile people are committing suicide and starving. Incidentally the Jobcentre staff implementing these wrongful sanctions undergo no punishment, indeed they are encouraged to sanction more people via targets and incentives. I call upon this government to undergo a full and proper review of the sanctioning system by an independent body. I also call upon this goverment to end the sanctioning system and to implement a fairer system to replace the sanctioning system.



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