Monday Action: Take Action Against Atos Origin and the Poverty Pimps on the 24th January 2011
January 21, 2011
Update: Support from PCS R&C Euston Branch
read it on their blog:
Cities and towns across the UK are mobilising for the second National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts on 24th January 2011. Atos Origin, who carry out medical testing on behalf of the DWP and are likely to be involved in testing DLA claimants in future, have been named one of the main targets. Workfare sharks A4e are also set to be visited in Newcastle and Leeds.
A wide coalition of local and national groups, as well as autonomous benefit claimants, are holding events and protests around the country. For those unable to attend protests in person the Second National Troll A Tory Day has been called: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174707432567575&
In London a Party and Picnic at Triton Square NW1, home to Atos Origin’s UK headquarters, will begin at 2pm prompt. Prior to this claimants groups will be gathering outside the the Archway Examination Centre, 1a Elthorne Road, N19 from 11.30am.
Atos’ Scotland offices in Livingston will be visited from 10am, whilst claimants in Leeds will be gathering outside Atos at 10 and then heading to A4e at lunchtime.
Tyneside Claimants Union will be at A4e Newcastle from 11am and call on people to join them. In Birmingham students will be holding an event to warn that the upcoming benefit cuts will harm the ability of Disabled Students to continue with their education.
Atos are also set to be visited in Glasgow and events are also planned in Lydney, Burnley, Brighton, Hastings, Crawley, Chesterfield and Oxford.
For full details of all events please visit: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=173084439389460