Friday, 26 August 2011

Update on bullying Atos

Just as an update on yesterday's post, the "libellous post" that prompted Atos to issue the legal threats that resulted in the shutting down of the Carerwatch support forums has been identified.

You ready for it? Here it is, in the words of Carerwatch:
"It turns out to be a very old post and nothing to do with CarerWatch - only a link to another site."
So, for this one link to one website, hundreds of carers and families of disabled people have been put through huge amounts of stress by having their one support group shut down.

Atos is, as I said yesterday, engaging in utterly disgusting bullying against those unable to fight back.

Thankfully, in the short term, Black Triangle are temporarily hosting a new Carerwatch forum until the situation is resolved and the original forum is brought back online.

In the meantime, all of you can can help make sure the forum is restored as quickly as possible by writing to ATOS, to your MP and to Anne Begg and ask them to help get the group reinstated. And if you blog then please write about this issue on your own blog to up the pressure on Atos to back down.

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Anonymous comments with a constructive contribution to make to the discussion, even if it is critical will continue to be posted. Libellous comments or remarks I think may be libellous will not be published.

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Oh, and if you persist in repeating yourself despite the fact I have addressed your point I may get bored and reject your comment.

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