50 job seekers march through Normanton
More than 50 job seekers marched through Normanton this afternoon to protest against rigorous rules barring many from claiming benefit.
The march, coordinated by JET and Derby Unemployed Claimants Group, went from JET in Normanton Road to the Job Centre Plus at the other end of Normanton.
It was to highlight the tasks which are barring many whose first language is not English from accessing jobs and benefits. It includes tasks which require Hugh computer literacy or English to complete applications and the fact claimants need to apply for dozens of jobs to retain their job seeker status when there are often fewer than required advertised.