Work assessments are ‘ludicrous’

Proestors outside Mitre House on Wednesday protesting against ATOS.

Proestors outside Mitre House on Wednesday protesting against ATOS.

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Protests took place in Lancaster this week as part of a national demonstration against changes to disability benefits.

Students from the University of Cumbria were joined by members of the public in protest against Atos – the French IT company contracted by the government to carry out Work Cabability Assessments.

Amie Godward, 21, who represents students, said that their presence outside the Department for Work and Pensions assessment centre in Church Street on Wednesdayhad attracted a lot of attention.

 

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