Picket and Leaflet Atos Archway – 12th May
Thursday, May 12 · 11:00am – 2:00pm
1a Elthorne Road, off Holloway Road, Archway
As part of the National Week of Action Against Atos Origin, claimants groups, disabled people and anti-cuts protesters will be picketing and leafleting the Atos ‘Healthcare’ offices in Archway.
Bring placards, banners, leaflets from 11am!
2 minutes walk south from Archway tube.
for details of events around the UK taking place this week visit: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121624627914913
Who are Atos Origin?
Atos Origin have a £500 million pound contract with the Con-dem Government to carry out ‘work capability assessments’ on all of those claiming Incapacity Benefit.
It is claimed assessments are to test what people can do rather than what they can’t. The real purpose is to strip benefits from as many people as possible.
This testing system has already led to people with terminal illnesses and severe medical conditions being declared fit for work and having benefits cut. GP’s are ignored in favour of decisions made by Atos Origin’s computer.
Plans announced for the scrapping of Disability Living Allowance have also revealed that this intrusive testing is likely to be extended to everyone on some form of disability or health related benefit.
To date around 40% of appeals against Atos Origin’s decisions have been successful.