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Protesters  occupied a city-based office building that is home to Atos Healthcare, claiming the firm is “victimising” those with specific needs.

Banners were strung from the roof of the building and dozens of campaigners entered the office building in Hills Road, Cambridge, pledging to stay overnight.

The office was chosen because Atos won a recent Government contract to reassess incapacity benefit claimants and the demonstration was part of UK-wide action.

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Picket and Picnic at Atos Glasgow 12 May 5pm-6pm

Picket and Picnic at Atos Glasgow 12 May 5pm-6pm

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Over a dozen claimants and supporters managed to get our message out about Atos, that ‘They Rob From The Poor To Give To The Rich’ to hundreds of shoppers and people going home from work outside the Atos offices at 45 Gordon Street in the centre of Glasgow between 5pm and 6pm. Banners proclaimed that ‘Atos Are Making The Sick Pay For The Greedy Bankers Debt. ‘Atos Make A Profit Out Of The Misery Of The Sick’ was screamed out to passersby.

New people signed up to take part in the next anti-Atos demo on Monday 6th June between 6pm and 8pm at the Atos recruitment evening at the assessment centre, Corunna House, 29 Cadogan Street

Friday May 13th at noon outside Waterstones bookshop opposite  bull statue in Bullring centre DPAC was joined by supporters for leafleting and street  theatre ‘ The Computer Says NO’ an adaptation of a Brighton Benefit  Campaign play.

'Atos Kill' DPAC Birmingham

'Atos Kill' protestors DPAC Birmingham

DPAC co founders Linda Burnip, Eleanor Lisney and Bob Williams-Findlay and supporters were at Birmingham  handing out leaflets to interested  shoppers and doing an adaptation of  ‘The Computer Says No’ . The bystanders /audience were supportive and responded with gusto.Visitors who dropped by to say hello included Birmingham People First and from nearby EHRC regional office.

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  3 Responses to “National Week of Action Against Atos Origin: some reports”

  1. – I jotted down my thoughts on my blog, I am disheartened my the changes at present, but haven’t lost my fighting spirit… we just have to keep up the pressure and fight back.

  2. Having undergone an ATOS assessment I can tell you the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The assessment was by a nurse who asked me why I was in an electric wheelchair to which I replied that I was exhausted and fatigued, which is part of my health condition. On receiving a copy of the ATOS assessment results I discovered the ATOS nurse had written “Arrived at medical centre in electric wheelchair because I was TIRED”. As I said this is the TRUTH and taking this into account is it any wonder so many people are refused benefits as ATOS trivialises everything that they are told.

    • well thank god ive not neen caolled in for an assement and i hope i dont i have nothing to hide buy THEY think you do mark my words this micky mouse goverment needs to save a vast ammout of money and we have been targetted myfriends we have to fight for our standard of liveing

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