Paralympics protest aims to strike ‘major blow’ against Atos

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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Comments
  • kasbah August 3, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Count me in!

  • Rob O.K. August 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    does anyone know of any arrangements for any organised transport from cardiff to this protest as i would love to get to it but getting there may be a problem as i’m unable to get there alone?…

  • Jan McGuigan August 3, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Whatever I can do, I will. Thanks for everything you do on behalf of us all. X

  • owen meharry August 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Too far for me to get to but great it’s happening good luck to all who attend

  • jeffrey August 4, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    good i will pray you are ok you need all the back up you can get .. jeffrey ..

  • mike shery August 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Let me know what I can do

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