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Tue 28th Aug 2012
Added on Fri 17th Aug 2012, 3:17pm — last updated Fri 17th Aug 2012, 5:17pm
Disabled people, carers and friends -- on Tuesday the 28th in Swansea, take part in a national protest against ATOS, a company that’s sponsoring the Paralympics but wrecking disabled people's lives.
Every week 32 people die after being found "fit for work" by ATOS and their inhumane computer-based tests.We are asking the whole of the anti-cuts movement to join us in our opposition to the company most responsible for driving through the government’s brutal cuts agenda.
We will be holding a static protest outside of the Swansea ATOS assessment centre from 12:00 to 1:00 at Grove House, Grove Place, Swansea. (This is a big building across the road from the police station).
This is part of a national week of action by Disabled People Against Cuts
See http://www.dpac.uk.net/2012/08/latest-information-on-atos-games-week/ for more information and protests in your area.
Train: Proceed across road directly opposite the station with the open car park on your right. Continue straight through the lights past the Art Gallery and Library on Alexandra Road. Pass the Breast Clinic and Grove House will be the next building on your left. About 500 metres.
Car: From Fabian Way pass Sainsburys and take the right hand lane. Turn right into Wind Street, then Castle Street. Turn left at the lights, turn right up Belle Vue Way into one way traffic. The assessment centre is on the right.
For parking turn right and right again into Orchard Street and turn into the car park – Grove House is at the back of the car park. This is a Pay and Display car park.
Bus: Take the bus to Quadrant bus station then ask for directions to the police station – About 500 metres.
Grove House, Grove Place, Swansea. (This is a big building across the road from the police station).
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Swansea anti cuts campaign email@example.com
Disabled people, family members and anti-cuts campaigners took a
protest to the Atos assessment centre in Swansea today against the
flawed and hated “work capability assessment” and disability cuts.
On a main road with banners reading “Cuts are Disabling: Fight Every
Cut”, “ATOS: Not fit for purpose”, “Scrap these flawed tests”, “Stop
privatisation of the DWP” we got lots of support from passers by,
including a speaker from the Swansea Bay Racial Equality Council who
spoke in support at the rally.