ATOS National Demo – February 19th

Birmingham Against The Cuts

ATOS demonstration leafletThere will be a national demonstration, called by DPAC and the Black Triangle Campaign against ATOS Healthcare, and this government’s disgusting treatment of disabled people in the form of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) for ESA disability benefits, introduced by Labour in 2008. The WCA is a stupid and dangerous failure of a test to assess whether someone can reasonably gain employment and what level of support they need in order to be able to do that. Whilst using this test to force disabled people into work the tories are also closing Remploy factories and workplaces that provided supported employment for disabled people. Those either kicked off to JSA or in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) of ESA face an increasingly harsh and often bizarre sanction regime.

In Birmingham, there will be a demonstration from 12noon at the ATOS assessment centre, by Five Ways, Birmingham.
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