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Protest Against Atos Outside the Paralympic Test Event!

November 25, 2011

As part of December’s month of festive action against Atos and the benefit cuts, disabled people, benefit claimants and supporters will be demonstrating outside the Paralympic Goal Ball test event being held at the Olympic Park in Stratford on Saturday 3rd December from 2pm.

Atos are the French IT firm responsible for carrying out the government’s Work Capability Assessment which has led to tens of thousands of sick and disabled people being forced into poverty after being stripped of essential benefits.  Despite the process being dubbed unfit for purpose and an increasing number of suicides due to the stressful and vicious health testing regime, this form of assessment is to be extended to everyone on some form of disability or health related benefit.

When not bullying disabled people Atos are also the official IT partners of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Join us to ensure that Atos do not receive one ounce of positive publicity from this role, as they champion their support for disabled athletes with one hand whilst destroying the lives of of disabled and sick benefit claimants with the other.

On December 3rd, International Disabled People’s Day, protesters will be gathering outside the entrance of the Olympic Park in Stratford at the Paralympic Goalball test event.  Join us from 2pm and let’s show the world what Atos really think about disabled people.

Watch this space for further details.  Bring banners, placards, noise!

Travel to Stratford station (DLR, Central/Jubilee Lines, London Overground).  Turn left out of the station up the large staircase (lifts are on the left of the stairs) following signs for the Olympic Park/London prepares events.  Walk past the entrance to Westfield Shopping Centre down the paved shopping street and take the first left down Chesnut Plaza, outside the (unopened) outdoor ice rink where we will meet at 2pm.

The London Underground Jubilee and Central lines at Stratford Regional station are step free as are: DLR, National Rail and London Overground platforms at this station. Travel assistance can be pre-booked on National Rail and London Overground services.

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  1. November 25, 2011 2:05 pm

    Reblogged this on Act of Defiance.

  2. mariazedda permalink
    November 30, 2011 8:02 pm

    Hi All,

    I support the reasons behind this protest. I am the Vice-Chair of the Disability Community Engagement Team at London 2012. They understand the necessity and the right to protest against ATOS and would like offer assistance if possible. If you want to make sure the protest goes ahead safely, please contact Mr Tom Wingate – he is a disabled policeman and is involved in many projects with disabled people. I have been asked to pass on his details if you wish to engage with the police for a safe protest. This is his email:
    I wish you all the best,

    Maria Zedda, Vice Chair London 2012 Disability Community Engagement Team


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