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Sinister Goings-on at Atos

As if the activities of Atos “Healthcare” weren’t sinister enough, it now emerges that the company demands that all its employees sign the Official Secrets Act.
Doctors and nurses, who are already bound by a confidentiality code, that would see them struck off if they broke it, are being forced to sign the OSA, even though their work isn’t covered by the act.
It’s true that some parts of the company deal with defence contracts, but they are completely separate from the work capability assessments that are so controversial that, I am sure, the company will do all it can to prevent criticism. Including bullying its employees.
It is telling that even the Department for Work and Pensions was unaware of this draconian practice.
Makes me wonder what else Atos has to hide.