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Giz A Job – Atos Origin Recruitment Day – Let’s Join In

May 27, 2011

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.

Bring bandages, fake blood, banners, placards, CVs, the noise.

Tuesday, June 14 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151206748281505

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

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’.

We will also be asking for a job. This may count as legitimate activity as part of your Job Seekers Agreement. But it probably won’t.

Atos are also recruiting in Croydon on June 9th. We might go there too.

For a list of other Atos Recruitment Events visit:

http://www.atoshealthcarejobs.co.uk/events.html

Protests against Atos are continuing around the UK .

Glasgow – keep an eye on: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Crutch-Collective/132893236781931

Cambridge: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_145100512227980

Manchester: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Manchester-Against-Atos/228581290488823?sk=wall

3 Comments leave one →
  1. A TaxPayer permalink
    November 2, 2011 11:36 am

    I did not know about this I would have liked to have been there to show support.
    I they the UK Gov can spend HALF a BILLION on bombing a sovereign county Libya
    then they can damn well look after and find the money to pay for tax payers who through illness have lost there lives jobs and need money to keep from being on the streets or worse dieing or killing themselves due to this Atos crew making it up as they go along for a FAT Gov contract!!!

  2. p butters permalink
    June 20, 2012 6:49 pm

    ATOS healthcare have a new diagnostic tool to use for patients its called a crystal ball i had a home medical and ive apkd inherited and ive 19% kidney function the quack doctor stated that no significant change in the next two years

  3. June 26, 2012 1:32 pm

    Look we all know what this is all about, cutting the cost of benefits to sick and disabled people.I worked and paid my stamp and taxes for years s that if I should be in need I would be treated like a valued contributor to my society,I can understand that there must be supervision of these benefits,but why bring in this company, we all have G.Ps and extensive records of health problems,to me this stinks of crony exploitation, and as p a y e tax payers we are being robbed again.

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