Durham Community Support Centre

When: Monday 2 March 2015

Where: Cities across the UK  and a demonstration at 1pm at Maximus HQ, 29 Queen Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H 9BU.

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Members of Unite Community, part of the UK’s largest trade union, will be supporting Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) in a national day of action against the government’s Work Capability Assessments (WCA) and the corporation Maximus which has replaced ATOS as the contractor to carry out the assessment of disabled people for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

American for profit corporation Maximus take over WCAs on 1 March after previous contractor ATOS pulled out of the contract following a hugely successful campaign which highlighted that Work Capability Assessments were not fit for purpose and thousands of disabled people were put through huge hardship by a brutal tick-box regime that is designed to take people off benefits.

Unite equalities national officer Siobhan Endean said:

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