Atos Healthcare staff have voted by a majority of 95% to reject a below inflation pay offer and are now being balloted by the PCS union on strike action. According to the union, the latest figures show the company made annual profits worth more than £​280 million, a 6.7% increase on the previous year. In addition, the chief executive of Atos, Thierry Breton, has just received a bonus received of one million pounds on top of his one million pound salary.

Despite this, Atos has refused to improve its offer, and has refused to commit to becoming a '​living wage'​ employer - which would only mean paying staff £​7.20 an hour, or £​8.30 an hour in London.

If a strike goes ahead, it will involve administrative and support staff and may lead to the temporary closure of assessment centres used to carry out the work capability assessment.

More details on wiredgov


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