Protest planned outside Thornaby’s ATOS office over benefit changes affecting the disabled (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Protest planned outside Thornaby’s ATOS office over benefit changes affecting the disabled
5:01pm Monday 27th January 2014 in News
The group will be part of a larger national movement that aims to take action against ATOS, a multinational company contracted by the Department for Work and Pensions to conduct work capability assessments that determine disabled people’s eligibility for benefits.
Jolande Mace, spokesperson for TSM, said: "We're organising this action because we feel someone needs to stand up to these policies and say “no more”. It is a show of solidarity to people who are sick or have disabilities across Teesside, as well as nationally. It is about time that ATOS started to give “A-TOS(s)”.
The protest will take place at 11am at the ATOS Assessment Centre in Thornaby on February 19.
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