Gather at ATOS, 44 York Place, Edinburgh – 11am onwards Tuesday 1st April
Following widespread opposition to their inhuman assessments on behalf of the DWP, ATOS have announced their withdrawal from carrying out the Work Capability Assessments for Employment and Support Allowance – but they are to continue with their contract for Personal Independence Payment assessments, causing misery to tens of thousands.
We should be encouraged by the ATOS pull-out and step up our opposition to the whole Work Capability Assessment system, demanding a return to the previous system where the claimant’s GP made the decision about whether they were fit for work.
Tuesday’s action in Edinburgh is part of a UK-wide day of action http://ukrebellioncom.ipage.com/atosdemo/
How to deal with the Work Capability Assessment and benefits medical examinations
Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty : http://www.edinburghagainstpoverty.org.uk/node/5
Disability Rights groups
Black Triangle http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/
Disability History Scotland http://disabilityhistoryscotland.org/category/blog/