Is Archie Graham fit to work for Glasgow CG 2014?
Today members of Black Triangle and Citizen’s United against Public Sector Cuts held a major street protest outside Councillor Archie Graham’s house to demand that he, as the executive member of Glasgow City Council responsible for the organisation of the Commonwealth Games, drop ATOS as a sponsor for the games.
This is the home that he shares with his wife, Johann Lamont MSP, the Scottish Labour Leader, who claims, on the Scottish Parliament website, to have a particular interest in the rights of disabled people.
The Work Capability Assessment process administered by ATOS is widely acknowledged to be humiliating and degrading, to have serious – and in many cases fatal – effects on people’s mental and physical health, and to be grossly inaccurate in assessing people’s capability to work. According to the UK Government’s own figures, 1,300 people have died after being put into the work-related activity group and 2,200 people have died before their assessment was complete. ATOS are unfit to be sponsors of the Commonwealth Games because ATOS KILLS