Free film screening to follow protest against Sheffield Jobcentre closure

A previous protest outside the Eastern Avenue Jobcentre, which is earmarked for closure

A previous protest outside the Eastern Avenue Jobcentre, which is earmarked for closure

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A protest against the closure of a Sheffield job centre will be followed by a free film screening tomorrow.

Demonstrators are due to gather in City Road, Manor Top, on Thursday, March 30, from 5pm, as they continue their fight to keep Eastern Avenue Jobcentre open.

The protest, organised by Sheffield Unite Community, will precede a free screening of Ken Loach's award-winning film 'I, Daniel Blake' at Manor Estate Social Club at 6.30pm.

The Eastern Avenue Jobcentre, in Manor Top, is one of 78 across the country earmarked for closure by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Jobseekers would instead use the Cavendish Court and Bailey Court job centres in the city centre, under government proposals.

Tomorrow's demonstration is part of a national day of action against benefit sanctions.

Unite fears more claimants could be hit with sanctions for missing appointments should the Eastern Avenue Jobcentre close, leaving them facing a six-mile round walk or a £4 bus fare.

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