Bungling IT firm Atos, the French company responsible for mis-managing the government’s brutal Work Capability Assessment, have been given a contract to run IT services for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
The £140 million contract will see Atos operating at 30 different sites around the UK in what is a “significant change for all the businesses involved” according to one person involved in the contract.
Atos have been repeatedly criticised for their role in providing health assessments designed to strip benefits from sick and disabled people. A recent investigation found 32 people a week are dying after being found ‘fit for work’ by the company whilst 40% of people who appeal against the company’s decisions are successful. Tragically an increasing number of people have taken their own lives due to the actions of Atos ‘Healthcare’.
Only this week Atos were forced to apologise after their medical assessors declared that a disabled woman who needs 24 hour care was in fact a man and found him ‘fit for work’.
Few people would trust Atos with a box of matches let alone radio-active materials. Locas near the sites are advised to stock up on tinned foods and board up windows. Everyone else run for the hills.