Helen marched through Bishop Auckland on Saturday in solidarity with local workers from Vinovium House.
The Department of Work and Pensions are currently proposing to close their Vinovium House office and transfer staff elsewhere in the North East. Helen has worked with local staff and PCS Trade Union to raise objections with the DWP Minister, - writing to the Minister twice, setting up an Early Day Motion supported by neighbouring MPs, securing an Adjournment Debate, and she will present a petition in the House of Commons.
Helen was joined on Saturday by representatives of PCS Union, County Councillor Joy Allen and local Labour Party members including Nigel Bryson. Helen and other speakers gathered in the market place to address the crowd.