23 August 2012
DPAC is calling on the whole of the anti-cuts movement, including disabled people, disabled activists, families, colleagues, friends and supporters to come together for the week of action it is calling ‘the Atos Games’ to coincide with the Paralympics which Atos is sponsoring.
PCS wholeheartedly supports the campaign’s aim, which is to fight back against the unfair workplace capability assessments. The ‘fit-for-work’ tests have led to severely ill and disabled people being forced off the benefits system.
This system, which comes as part of the government’s brutal cuts agenda, has led to real stress and hardship for many disabled people and their families, with some extreme cases even leading to suicides.
Any PCS members wanting to support the week of action are encouraged to do so.
It is important we remember that many of the staff employed in Atos offices are PCS members who are entitled to the same respect and dignity in their workplace as all members are.
The members we represent in Atos offices are not responsible for the failings of the government’s unfair welfare policy which victimises people who are not able to work through no fault of their own. They deserve your support, consideration and respect during what is a difficult time for any worker trying to deliver public services.