Atos Boss earns £44k a WEEK while Disabled Fight to Keep Just £131

26 Jun

This kind of speaks for itself, really . . . Laurie and I will be posting a news round up blog post featuring this and many more examples of DWP and Atos fuckwittery, horror and sheer banal evil; but with some cautious good news too. Still, this is obscene; I feel like that’s something I’m always saying, but I’ll never stop saying it till the obscenity stops. As always, love and solidarity.

Scriptonite Daily

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Last year, ten thousand six hundred sick and disabled people died within weeks of losing their benefits, after Atos assessed them as ‘fit to work’.  Thierry Breton, boss of IT firm Atos, has just been awarded a £280k pay rise, bringing his total remuneration to £2.3m a year. While disabled people were hounded to death for a maximum of £131.50 Disability Living Allowance a week, the head of the business chasing them earned £44,000 a week.  This is not austerity, it is travesty.

The Bogus Case for Mr Atos

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Atos didn’t just enter with the Coalition.  They have been the sole provider of medical assessments for the DWP since 1998.  While Atos is the bulldog, it is the ministers of the DWP who hold the leash – and this government have given a firm order to attack.

The government has mandated that every single person claiming…

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