Fit Enough to Protest, Fit enough to Work?

No, being well for one day doesn’t mean someone is well enough to work. A full time job is usually 8 hours per day for 5 days per week and that is simply not possible for most people who are chronically ill and or disabled.

Benefit tales

Yesterday was a national day of protest against Atos, there were demonstrations outside over 140 regional offices across the country.

One demonstration arrived to find a placard outside saying:

“Fit Enough to Protest, Fit Enough to Work’

Here is the response from one protestor, written on the Facebook page ‘Atos Miracles’

This needs to be officially complained about and PROOF that Atos DO NOT understand what sickness and disability is. Yep, I went to a protest today. In so much pain as a result I would cry if I had the energy. I have not eaten properly today and have bags of crisps next to my bed for the rest of the night, no chance of getting to the kitchen for a hot drink. Will be sleeping in my clothes tonight. My professional carer is prepped that I’ll be unable to move and speak when she comes in the morning…

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