We are working with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell to progress the idea of the Labour Party developing a Neurodiversity/Autism Manifesto and appointing a Shadow Minister for Neurodiversity. We are pleased to hear from John that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also supports this idea.
I am a railway woman, love my job
I take you there and back, I take your fare
Sometimes behind the scenes, sometimes you’ll see me
I fix the track or operate the signal
I clean the station, guard or drive the train
And when you need me, here I am to help.
Venue: Mugen Tea House, Scotland Street, S3 7AA Sheffield
A night of poetry and entertainment provided by neuroatypical performers - plus the Yorkshire launch of a new book, 'Autism Equality in the Workplace'.
Son's dressing up, he looks pretty in pink
Dad's in the kitchen, his arms in the sink
Daughter's out fixing the car with her tools
Mum's on the picket line, breaking the rules
On 19 May 2016, TUC Disabled Workers' Conference hosted the Labour Party's Disability Equality Roadshow. Shadow Minister for Disabled People Debbie Abrahams introduced herself and the roadshow's aims, then listened as delegates told her what we want. Various policy areas were discussed, with an introduction from a member of the TUC Disabled Workers' Committee and contributions from delegates.
Janine will be giving this year's George Lansbury Memorial Lecture at a venue in East London.
Annual gathering of nearly 200 delegates from trade unions across the country and across industries to discuss and plan the fightback!
On Thursday 12 May, author Janine Booth and foreword-writer John McDonnell MP spoke at the launch event for 'Autism Equality in the Workplace: removing barriers and challenging discrimination', with contributions from two autistic workers and a parent of an autistic worker. Around fifty people attended.
Photos by Esme Bradbury, mostly.