In the face of protests both on and offline, The Co-operative Group have ditched poverty pimps ATOS as their occupational health provider.
The Co-op posted the following on their facebook page this afternoon:
“Hello everyone, here is an update as promised on our occupational healthcare provider, many thanks for your patience on this matter.
The Co-operative Group can confirm that a robust procurement process considering, amongst other factors, cost, operational efficiency and geographical capability is currently underway for our occupational health services provider. Having been scored against an agreed set of parameters and against other bidders, Atos Healthcare have not progressed to the later rounds of that process and our intention is to have a new provider in place when the current contract terminates.”
Action against ATOS in Nottingham:
Nottingham Defense Campaign: http://nottingham.indymedia.org/groups/nottingham-defence-campagin
‘Too much of this sort of thing’ Atos Two pamphlet: http://nottingham.indymedia.org/zines/2548
The subject of ATOS is currently receiving House of Commons debate:
Guardian 17/1/2013 Atos comes under attack in emotional Commons debate: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/jan/17/atos-attack-emotional-commons-debate