Tenants are demanding MPs vote to end the Bedroom Tax next week, when Parliament debates Abolition of the Bedroom Tax.
Tenants and disabled peoples groups will be protesting in and outside Parliament on 12 November, when MPs debate and vote.
And Councils pushing privatisation are adding to the threat to tenants' rights, rents and security. Salford, Durham, Lewisham and other councils are proposing stock transfer of council housing to a Private Registered Provider (housing association) in 2014.
Tenants, trade unions and councillors against privatisation will hold a national DCH meeting on 11 January in Manchester to help build support for campaigns against privatisation, and discuss the next steps in the fight to defend secure tenancies and low rents, and stop evictions due to benefit cuts.
What you can do
Contact MPs and make sure they speak and vote against the Bedroom Tax next Tue 12th and sign Early Day Motion 662 to suspend the Bedroom Tax. Contact your MP
Come to Parliament from 10am next Tue 12th Nov - Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House, Victoria Embankment (wheelchair accessible) London SW1A 2LW from 10am-12.30 and join protest outside Parliament from 11am Old Palace Yard SW1P 3JY
Come to the DCH national meeting 11-4.30pm Sat 11 January at Manchester Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St M2 5NS. 11am-1pm: How to beat privatisation; 1.30-4.30pm: next steps in the fight for council housing