This video from Britain is called Disabled people protest against Atos role in Paralympics.
By Paddy McGuffin in Britain:
Don’t let Atos near nuclear, Greens warn
Friday 05 October 2012
Atos has been criticised repeatedly for its controversial role policing the government’s back-to-work scheme, with people wrongly having their benefits slashed and being forced into employment despite being too ill to work.
The firm also has a chequered history regarding previous government contracts.
And earlier this year the head of the UK Borders Agency said that Atos was responsible for major disruptions in the Agency’s IT systems, causing “significant delays and hardship” for those applying for in-country visas.
Responding to the announcement Green Party environment spokeswoman Penny Kemp told the Star: “We are astounded at this government’s ability to employ companies which have been shown to be incompetent.
“This is the very company which assessed terminally ill people as fit to work and has happily helped the government slash benefits from the most vulnerable in our society.
“To trust them with the nuclear operation is foolhardy in the extreme.”
Atos said it anticipated that bringing “a diverse range of IT services into this arrangement” would deliver up to 30 per cent savings across the contracted services.
Atos UK and Ireland CEO Ursula Morgenstern said: “This is an extremely important contract for Atos and we are delighted to be at the beginning of a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the NDA estate.”
Nuclear workers’ union Prospect representative Jez Stewart said: “Any efficiencies to be made through the more effective use of technology would be welcome. But if Atos is seeking to make savings at the expense of staff we need to see a convincing business case to back their claims.”
The firm running Sellafield nuclear power station is to be prosecuted over allegations that it sent bags of low-level radioactive waste to a nearby landfill site, it was confirmed today: here.