By John Pring, Disability News Service (DNS), Friday, 03 August 2012
Disabled activists look set to target next month’s Paralympics in London in protest at the involvement of Atos Healthcare, the much-criticised company which carries out “fitness for work” tests on behalf of the government.
The grassroots campaign group Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) said it would be holding five days of protests against Atos, which is a major sponsor of London 2012.
The protests were announced as the government revealed that Atos has been awarded two key contracts for assessing disabled people for eligibility for the new personal independence payment (PIP), the replacement for disability living allowance.
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