May 052011
 
Placard with words 'Atos does not give a toss'

Placard with words 'Atos does not give a toss'

The week of action against poverty pimps Atos Origin begins this Monday 9th May with a picnic and party in Triton Square, Euston, home of their head office, at 2pm.

Details of all confirmed events are below.  Please help us spread the word –
blog, post on facebook and forums, tweet and email all who may be interested.
For all links to more info/facebook pages etc please visit the website at:
http://benefitclaimantsfightback.wordpress.com/

Don’t forget the week long virtual protest against Atos,  let’s make sure Atos
Origin know exactly how we feel by contacting  them, complaining and exposing their grubby money making scheme which  has already led to suicides.  For full details, plus links to Atos blogs, facebook pages etc visit the website above.
Atos can be contacted direct on their handy freephone number: +44 (0)800 7833040 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +44 (0)800 7833040 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

London – Party and Protest in Triton Square
Monday, May 9:  2pm

Bring music, drums, banners, placards, food to share and brighten up  the
faceless corporate wasteland that is home to poverty pimps Atos  Origin Ltd.

Musicians, poets, orators, ranters, shouters, all benefit claimants  and
supporters welcome. Please help spread the word, invite your friends  and let’s make this the biggest stand against poverty pimps Atos Origin  so far.

Guardian journalist John Domokos will be there, he wants to investigate how  ATOS tests are being carried out. He is also very keen to attend a WCA test, and a tribunal, and try and record them so would like to meet some people who have been through it all ready.

Birmingham
Thursday, May 12 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Unison offices, 19th floor McClaren Tower, Priory Queensway. B4 7NN
Public Meeting: Benefit Cuts: Who are they targeting? How can we stop them? –
called by DPAC and Right To Work

Then on Friday May 13th at noon outside Waterstones bookshop opposite  bull
statue in Bullring centre join them for leafleting and street  theatre ‘ The
Computer Says NO’ an adaptation of a Brighton Benefit  Campaign play.

Bristol – 3.30-5.30 Thursday 12th May
After a previous successful demonstration outside ATOS, Flowers Hill,  voicing
our dissent at the way this Government is attacking the most  vulnerable in our
society and using ATOS as a way of doing it, we are  asking you join us for
another demonstration between 3.30-5.30 Thursday  12th May 2011 outside ATOS, Flowers Hill, Brislington.

Cardiff – Monday, May 9 · 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Disability Benefits Building, St Agnes Street, Gabalfa, Cardiff

As part of the National Week of Action against Benefit Cuts and Atos  Origin
kicking off on Monday 9th of May, we will be staging a protest  outside the
Disability Benefits Building at St. Agnes road, Gabalfa,  Cardiff.
Bring music, drums, banners, placards, snacks to share and brighten  up the
faceless corporate wasteland that is the Benefits Building!

Manchester – Wednesday, May 11 · 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Albert Bridge House, Bridge Street, Manchester

Called by Manchester Coalition Against Cuts. If your organisation would  like to

support this demonstration please contact:  coalitionagainstcuts  at gmail dot com

Liverpool – Picket Atos Origin
Monday, May 9 · 11:30am – 2:30pm
Atos Origin, The Plaza, Old Hall Street, Liverpool

As part of this week of action, Liverpool Solidarity Federation are  calling for

all those who stand in support of disabled people to join us  in a picket of
their offices in Liverpool the same day.
Assemble in The Plaza, Old Hall Street, at 11.30am on Monday 9th May. Bring
flags, banners, and placards.

Plymouth
Monday, May 9:  10am
Plymouth Claimants Union will be demonstrating outside the Atos Origin  Argosy
House , Marsh Mills , medical centre in Plymouth from 10.00 am  Monday 9th May.

Free transport from city centre.  Contact  plymouthclaimantsunion at yahoo dot co dot uk

Truro
There is now a Cornwall DPAC group formed which may be contacted at c.mccarther at sky dot com. We are holding a protest day in Truro and going to  the ATOSoffice. Meet outside Weatherspoons in Lemon Quay at 10.30am on  Wednesday May
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  2 Responses to “Week of action against poverty pimps Atos Origin begins this Monday 9th May”

  1. York Welfare Campaign Group has organised a protest/photo op/leafletting session for Friday 13th May as part of a UK-wide week of action against Atos Origin, a company contracted to carry out the government’s “work capability assessments”. Info on Atos, and the week of action, can be found at http://benefitclaimantsfightback.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/national-week-of-action-against-atos-origin-begins-monday-9th-may/

    In York, we will be leafletting from 8am-9am, meeting outside Banana Warehouse on Piccadilly (round the corner from the Atos offices), followed by a photo op with the Press.

    Anyone interested please come along, and if you’d like to get involved with the group please contact us at yorkwelfarecampaign@gmail.com. Our next meeting is Tuesday 17th May, meeting at 7:30pm at the Black Swan on Peasholme Green.

  2. Remember, if you’re going to use the ATOS Origin line to let them know your feelings, to use 141 (or whichever prefix withholds your caller ID) before you dial the number. It doesn’t do to give them a handy means of identification.

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