Queen of Sleep

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ATOS HEALTHCARE Recruitment Day Picket – 14th of June 2011

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Sometimes easy to think ” What is going on in the world! Why is everything so difficult? Why isn’t anybody listening? Is it just me who can’t manage? Why does the Job Centre lose everything I send them? Why does it seems like there is a ghost in the admin-machine, regularly sending me the wrong letters and sometimes not any at all? Why is it that when I try to fill in the ATOS medical form not a single question is applicable to a neurological disorder? Why do I have to chase up committees, secretaries and call centre staff on a regular basis? Rant! Rant! Rant! All these thoughts race around in my mind and suddenly I look up at a stand outside the local Argos. It has two rather pale people in their mid 40’s-50’s distributing flyers, providing information on ‘Being a Carer’. I get a leaflet and read: ATOS Healthcare Recruitment Day Picket!  At first I am a little confused as to the meaning of the headline. The word recruitment and picket doesn’t seem to gel in my mind but then I get it. Two local charities are picketing outside the recruitment office of ATOS warning potential new employees of ATOS “about their despicable” reputation. It is obviously also an opportunity to voice a rejection of the NHS reforms currently being under scrutiny. The leaflet says that the financial crisis is being used as an excuse to drive through the ConDem government’s ideological attack on the welfare state. ATOS’s multi-million contract with the government  is to help achieve this.

The picket will take place on the 14th of June: 5pm – 8pm at Atos Origin, 4 Triton Square, Regent’s Place, NW1

For more information on the charities: IHOOP, DPAC  and many many more…


Written by Queen of Sleep

June 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm

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  1. […] You might already have read previous posts about my visits to the local branch of Atos. If not you can catch up here: Atos Healthcare Recruitment Day Picket 14/06/2011  […]

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