ATOS – Private Bloodsuckers After Your Disability Benefits
An excellent demonstration was held in Brighton’s Churchill Square today against ATOS, the private company which conducts the Work Capability Assessment which is removing benefits at an alarming rate from the disabled and sick.
Terminal illness madam? Don’t worry, as long as you can lift your index finger you can do some work. Cancer? Don’t worry we’ll find something. An amputee? Well let’s see what you can do.
We therefore staged a pantomime which involved a health professional and a talking computer which interpreted everything as favourable to the claimant working. We received an enormously warm reception from people both in Churchill Square and outside the ATOS headquarters. All that is except from ATOS themselves. When I began speaking into the megaphone, the windows started closing! It must have been hot inside, but the message got through to the scum inside.
Brighton has a very active group, Brighton Benefits Campaign which consists of both employed and unemployed people. We are waging an unrelenting campaign against the ATOS bloodsuckers, Maximus and all the other privateers that seek to make millions out of others’ misery.
Needless to say the Police took time out from investigating employers guilty of employing people in dangerous working conditions to protect ATOS!