In the wake of an earlier report revealing the deaths of over ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE as a direct result of ‘reforms’ to benefits payouts ordered by the Conservative Liberal-Democrat Coalition Government in Westminster, it has been revealed the Chief Executive of ATOS Healthcare, the firm put in charge of assessing the disabled & long term sick under a £100 million a year contract from the Tories, has been given a ONE MILLION POUND BONUS.
Scotland’s Sunday Mail reports :
Fury over £1m bonus for chief exec of controversial Sickness benefit test company
Jun 17 2012 Sunday Mail
THE private firm behind controversial sickness benefit tests have been slammed for awarding their chief executive almost £1million in bonus payments. International company Atos are contracted to reassess people claiming sickness and disability benefits.
Heart attack and lung-disease victims are among those the firm have assessed as being well enough to look for jobs.
According to Atos’ annual report, chairman and chief executive Thierry Breton received £1.95million in 2011. Half the amount was his salary and the other half was a bonus. He received £1.83million the previous year.
Rutherglen and Hamilton West Labour MP Tom Greatrex said: “People will find it hard to believe that the boss of Atos sees fit to reward himself with millions in bonuses, while thousands of sick and disabled people in Scotland suffer. It will sicken those who have been through the Atos process to hear the company crow about their expertise in healthcare. Thousands of people have suffered because, time and again, incorrect decisions have been made on the back ofAtos assessments.”
Atos declined to comment on Breton’s bonus.