Stop Crapita – Why I’ll Be Demonstrating on February 29th

Posted: February 19, 2012 by rabidleftwinger in Cutswatch, Demonstrate, Rally & Occupy!

If you’re angry about public services being run by people like Crapita please join the demonstration against the cuts on Saturday 20th October. National details are here, South London details are here

I’ll tell you why I will be joining this demonstration on February 29, because just before Christmas I was outsourced by Lambeth council into a company called Capita and what they are doing is making us all (thats the council’s call centre) relocate to Southampton which is more than 70 miles away from our homes. So what that means is we will need to either move down to the south coast which means handing back a council flat and trying to find similar down there or pay whatever it costs to communte by bus and train 5 days per week which will take something like 3 1/2 hours each way. It also means that whoever calls certain council departments such as for their bins or social services will be dealing with people who are based in a different part of the country and who wont know London let alone Lambeth.

Take me, I have two young children, 3 and 7. We live in Norbury and I will have to somehow arrange for them to be in safe hands as their father is not in contact, they wont see their mum from half past 5 til half past 8 at night when they are due for bed, after leaving them with whoever will look after them all that time, I will have to catch a bus to Waterloo station, get a train to Southampton and then another bus that end. Call centre work is very low paid especially after our wages were reduced last April so to spend half our wage on travel is a joke. Others come from further afield.

Thanks a bunch Lambeth council !

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