Second day of protest planned against Dagenham JobCentre closure
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Campaigners fighting to stop Dagenham JobCentre from being closed are holding the second of two protests outside the branch.
Members of union Unite’s Community Barking, Dagenham and Havering branch will demonstrate at the Chequers Lane site from 10am to 4pm on Saturday.
Branch secretary Christina Freeman said protesters would also be highlighting issues around Universal Credit “in a particularly festive way”.
Dagenham JobCentre will shut in January - one of a third of sites across London to close.
Staff and claimants will move to the Barking branch, which Mark Creasey, the customer service leader for Havering JobCentres, says “will be more than able to deliver a service” for jobseekers.
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Around two dozen protesters took part in a demonstration outside the Dagenham branch last Friday.
The action was a “great success”, said Christine.
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