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Atos Kills: Blood and Bandages at Atos Origin - Tuesday 14th June

claimantsfightback | 13.06.2011 16:13

Tuesday, June 14 · 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Atos Origin, 4 Triton Square, London, NW1 3HG

Benefit claimants, disabled people and supporters will be attending
Atos Healthcare's Recruitment Day on June 14th at 5pm and have called on people to join them.

In the spirit of actively seeking work we will be demanding that if we are all
'fit for work' then Atos, notorious for a lack of disabled access in their
premises, should consider us for employment directly.
Atos Healthcare,a subsidiary of French IT firm Atos Origin, have signed off
thousands of sick and disabled people as 'fit for work, despite the opinions of
the claimants own doctors and other medical professionals.

Atos' computer based testing, described by one expert as unfit for purpose, has
led to people with terminal illnesses, conditions such as advanced MS, or
people with mental health conditions being stripped of health benefits. Several
claimants have taken their own lives as a result of these decisions.

This testing is now being extended to everyone on Incapacity Benefit and looks
like being rolled out to test people claiming Disability Living Allowance.
Atos are recruiting 'healthcare' professionals around the country to carry out
these tests.

We'll be attending the recruitment event at their plush Central London
Headquarters on June 14th from 5pm.

Come and join us help warn potential Atos employees exactly what their new
role might entail. We will be highlighting the devastating consequences for
people's health these tests have inflicted, directly opposing the fundamental
medical principal of 'first do no harm'.