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ATOS: failed outsourcing experiment

Peter Garbutt

Sheffield Green Party Spokesperson Peter Garbutt comments on the demonstration outside ATOS offices on 20th February 2014:

“Sheffield Greens are proud to support this demonstration. The medical professionals who treat them are the people who should decide on an individuals’ capacity to work. Outsourcing the assessment of sick, disabled and vulnerable people to a private corporation, especially one with such a disgraceful track record as ATOS, is disgusting. It’s a dreadful example of the government’s failed outsourcing experiment. Behind ATOS is the callous government policy of cutting social security payments to vulnerable people.”

Topics: Disabilities, Peter Garbutt