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Disability

Disabled people campaigning for rights - for access, benefits, services and equality; against discrimination, cuts, prejudice and pity!

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TUC Disabled Workers statement on Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and Elections Bill

Submitted by Janine on 26 March 2022 at 10:40

TUC Disabled Workers’ Committee strongly opposes the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

The Bill includes new duties which oblige public services to share service users’ information with the police, which is an unacceptable shift away from a public health approach to an authoritarian approach, which will erode trust between public services and disabled people.

TUC Disabled Workers Condemn P&O Sackings

Submitted by Janine on 24 March 2022 at 15:13

The TUC's Disabled Members' Committee has made this statement: Accessible public transport is essential for disabled people to participate in society on an equal and independent basis. To be genuinely accessible, public transport must be adequately staffed by workers with decent standards of training, pay, conditions and security of employment.

Disabled People for Free Trade Unions

Submitted by Janine on 10 March 2022 at 16:15
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Fringe meeting on anti-union laws at TUC Disabled Workers' Conference (which is held online) hosted by RMT and Free Our Unions

Chair: Sarah Woolley, General Secretary, Bakers' Union

Speakers:
Janine Booth, Secretary, RMT Disabled Members' Advisory Committee
John McDonnell MP

TUC Disabled Workers Committee, 16 December 2021

Submitted by Janine on 11 February 2022 at 13:22

- report by Janine Booth, RMT nominee on the Committee

Flexible working and reasonable adjustments

The TUC has been advocating what it calls ‘flexible working as a reasonable adjustment’ for disabled workers. What it means by this is the right of disabled workers to work from home or another location, with hours that suit our access needs.

Speaking at NEU Disabled Members' Conference

Submitted by Janine on 21 September 2021 at 18:32
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Janine will speak as part of a panel on Realising Disability Equality, specifically about links to the Labour Party and to DPOs (Disabled People’s Organisations) such as DPAC (Disabled People Against the Cuts), Inclusion London and ROFA (Reclaiming our Futures Alliance). 

Click here for more information and to register.