21 August 2012
Disabled activists and supporters are staging a week of action against Atos, the private firm making a profit out of the government’s attacks on disability benefits.
Atos is a sponsor of the Paralympic Games – and activists are organising the ‘Atos Games’ to highlight Atos’s real role in disabled people’s lives, running the work capability tests that are being used to deny people benefits.
Atos has already been forced to concede to demands for a living wage for its low-paid staff, backing down in the face of imminent strike action by members of the PCS union.
Now disabled activists will target the company with demonstrations around the country plus an online and temlephone campaign. Daily events starting on Monday 27 August will include a spoof Paralympic awards ceremony, mass visits to local Atos offices, a coffin-load of messages about Atos and a phone-jam.
On Friday 31 August, disabled activists will join up with UK Uncut for a ‘Grand Finale’ – they are promising ‘an audacious, daring and disruptive action’.
We are asking the whole of the anti-cuts movement to join us in our opposition to the company most responsible for driving through the government’s brutal cuts agenda. Let’s make it Games over for Atos!
For more information and details of how to get involved in the action, please visit the DPAC website.