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Tue 28th Aug 2012
Added on Sat 18th Aug 2012, 1:01pm — last updated Sat 18th Aug 2012, 6:54pm
We’re not against the Paralympics or the people taking part in it. We’re highlighting the hypocrisy of Atos, a company that may soon be taking disability benefits from the people winning medals for Team GB .
The Government is attempting to decimate the social security offered to thousands of people with physical and mental health issues They are allowing a private firm to profit from the process
Atos is the French company that holds the government contract to carry out work capability assessments (WCA) on disabled people. There has been widespread outcry against the underhand and cruel working practices of Atos which lead to many cases of hardship and heartache
'Ever since George Osborne announced he was slashing £18 billion from the welfare budget, the government has paid Atos £100 million a year to test 11,000 sick and disabled people every week, then decide whether they’re ‘fit for work’.
Atos uses an inhumane computer program to do the testing, and trains its staff to push people off benefits. The government has admitted the tests are flawed, and the British Medical Association wants them to end immediately.
Atos continues to devastate people’s lives. Many have committed suicide because of its testing program, and over 1,000 people have died of their illnesses soon after being found ‘fit for work’.
ATOS DON'T GIVE A TOSS – IF WE DON'T GIVE A TOSS THEY WILL CONTINUE TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER.
So join in The Atos Games however you can – online, on the phone, or on the streets!'
More info here: http://www.dpac.uk.net/2012/08/latest-information-on-atos-games-week
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