7 thoughts on “G4s mercenaries mess up London Olympics

  1. Workers at London Olympics sponsor balloted for action over pay

    An Olympics sponsor at the centre of the government’s cuts to disability benefits faces action during the Games, according to the Public and Commercial Services Union.

    Around 1,500 workers are to be balloted across Atos Healthcare and Atos IT Services, after they voted by 95 percent and 89 percent respectively to reject below-inflation pay offers. Workers from sites across the country could potentially be taking industrial action during the Olympic Games, which lists Atos as a “worldwide partner.”

    The involvement of around 400 administrative and reception staff may mean health assessment centres having to close. Its IT division provides round-the-clock technical support to BBC production staff and on-air presenters across the UK, as well as fault diagnosis at vehicle test centres.

    Atos has been criticised for its handling of “back to work” tests on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, done in order to cut benefits.

    Atos is sponsoring the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, prompting disabled activists to call for a boycott. Earlier this year, the former chairman of Atos, Bernard Bourigeaud, was co-opted onto the governing body.

    Atos is the IT partner of the games and is building the web site.

    The company has consistently refused to pay the official “living wage” to its staff—£7.20 an hour, or £8.30 an hour in London. Atos made annual profits worth more than £280 million, a 6.7 percent increase on the previous year.

    http://wsws.org/articles/2012/jul2012/wkrs-j13.shtml

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  4. Bomb hoax callers face prosecution

    Olympics: Hoax callers who try to disrupt Olympic events in Scotland with a bomb scare could face up to seven years in jail.

    A “tough prosecution stance” will be taken against anyone making hoax bomb or fire calls during the Games, Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland said today.

    “The eyes of the world are on Great Britain and Scotland will be a showcase for football competitions in Glasgow,” he said.

    http://morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/121670

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