6 thoughts on “Atos Boss earns £44k a WEEK while Disabled Fight to Keep Just £131

  1. Pingback: Atos Boss earns £44k a WEEK while Disabled Fight to Keep Just £131 | Street Democracy - where it should reach

  2. skwalker1964

    Reblogged this on The SKWAWKBOX Blog and commented:
    Once again we see how the government is prepared to reward a complete lack of performance (over 40% of Atos decisions overturned on appeal) with huge amounts of money, while depriving vulnerable, already-struggling people of the pittance on which they rely. In this case, it’s even worse because this guy is earning vast sums, in part, FOR depriving people of the pittance..

  3. Samuel Miller (@Hephaestus7)

    I’m going to contact Lynn Paine, one of the Directors of Atos. She is Senior Associate Dean of Harvard Business School. (see http://www.4-traders.com/ATOS-4612/news/ATOS-Annual-General-Shareholders-Meeting-16914965/)

    Objecting to Thierry Breton’s £280k pay rise is the wrong tact, in my opinion. The key issue is whether the Atos contract with the DWP is ethical.

    There is a factual error in the piece, specifically this contention by the Scriptonite Daily blogger: “The government’s own statistics show that between 2010 and 2011 10,600 sick and disabled people died within six weeks of losing their benefits after being assessed as ‘fit to work’ by Atos and the DWP.”

    The letter below from MP Tom Greatrex’s office clarifies the matter:

    Dear Samuel,

    Thanks for your email to Tom Greatrex MP.

    I have had a look at the statistics from the DWP, and asked the House of Commons Library for their assessment. I had initially thought that these figures showed that 10,600 had their claims ended and then died within 6 weeks. However, the Library advised that in the vast majority of cases people died and then their claim was ended within 6 weeks as a result of their deaths rather than the other way round.

    The wording of the DWP’s statistical release appears to be quite poor, which may have resulted in confusion. In any event, Tom has tabled some Written Parliamentary Questions on this issue to get a bit of clarity on this issue.

    Thanks for getting in touch.

    Regards,

    David

    David Ross

    Office of Tom Greatrex MP

    Rutherglen & Hamilton West| Shadow Energy Minister

    Room 4/13 | Norman Shaw South | House of Commons | London SW1A 0AA

    T: 0207 219 8974 |E: [email protected] | W: http://www.tomgreatrex.org

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